Monday, June 20, 2016

TOP 500 Supercomputers; Chinese microprocessors

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China builds world’s fastest supercomputer without U.S. chips | Computerworld
"China on Monday revealed its latest supercomputer, a monolithic system with 10.65 million compute cores built entirely with Chinese microprocessors."

"ShenWei SW1600, aka SW-3, is the third generation CPU by Jiāngnán Computing Research Lab. Operating at 1.1 GHz, it achieves 140 GFLOPS floating point performance from its 16 cores RISC architecture, 65 nm

The ShenWei series of microprocessors was developed primarily for the use of the military of the People's Republic of China. The original microarchitecture is believed to be inspired by DEC Alpha"

65 nm technology is not as energy efficient as 14 nm used by Intel chips.
A brute-force solution to prove a point.
Could be used for brute-force breaking encryption....