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[nvidia] China’s Investment in GPU Supercomputing Begins to Pay Off Big Time!  

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When the National Supercomputing Center in Tianjin, China, announced that they built Tianhe-1A — the world’s fastest supercomputer based on NVIDIA Tesla GPUs — there were a lot of folks who questioned whether this system was just a stunt machine or a true deep investment in science and technology.

Well, it looks like GPU supercomputers, like the Tianhe-1A, are just a small part of the investments that China is making in science and technology sectors – especially the high-performance computing (HPC) space. Tianhe-1A has proven today that it’s more than just a record-breaking machine – it’s a true scientific tool.

Scientists at the Institute of Process Engineering (IPE) at the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) today announced a record-breaking scientific simulation on the Tianhe-1A GPU supercomputer that furthers their research in solar energy. CAS-IPE scientists ran a complex molecular dynamics (MD) simulation on all 7,168 NVIDIA Tesla GPUs to achieve a performance of 1.87 petaflops per second – that’s about the same performance as 130,000 laptops. These scientists are simulating the structure of crystalline silicon which is used in solar panels and also in the semiconductor industry. And they were able to accomplish this world’s fastest MD simulation by writing just 2,000 lines of CUDA code.
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folding@china ftw
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Even though I didn't understand half of that article, it sounds awesome
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Yes but...
Can it run F@H?
    
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Now if I were more cynical I'd say that I bet they are using it for more than research into solar panels...
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This is bad news for the rest of the world. This statement scares me to hell.
It only scares you because you've been fed lines of crap for your whole life lol.

China is becoming the worlds #1 superpower because the US won't invest enough into programs and institutes that will produce results. China however invests in their future, the US invests in the present.
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Yes but...
Can it run F@H?
Tesla's can fold
so ya I bet it can
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Why is the US not investing in GPU supercomputing? Oh yeah...we haz no monies.
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China is going to be leading the world with new innovative technology and designs. They must if they are to survive and thrive in the future.
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Tesla's can fold
so ya I bet it can
I thought that he was making a joke.
 
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