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Chinese supercomputer challenging U.S. dominance

There are 31 comments on the El Paso Times story from May 31, 2010, titled Chinese supercomputer challenging U.S. dominance. In it, El Paso Times reports that:

A Chinese supercomputer has been ranked as the world's second-fastest machine, surpassing European and Japanese systems and underscoring China's aggressive commitment to science and technology.

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Obama bin Biden

El Paso, TX

#1 Jun 1, 2010
Yeah right. The Chinese can't do ANYTHING without slave labor. Not gonna happen people, don't even worry about it.

CHINA SUCKS!!!
soka

El Paso, TX

#2 Jun 1, 2010
impressive. yes china sucks but thats impressive nonetheless.
Obama bin Biden

El Paso, TX

#3 Jun 1, 2010
soka wrote:
impressive. yes china sucks but thats impressive nonetheless.
I'm not sure what to say about that.

What are you doing up at 02:13 in the morning in El Paso?
ept

El Paso, TX

#4 Jun 1, 2010
I'm sure over a billion people in China are wondering... is this computer edible?
Lama has been beaten

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

#5 Jun 1, 2010
soka wrote:
impressive. yes china sucks but thats impressive nonetheless.
It's only a matter of time before they reign supreme in every field. They started off with the 2008 Olympics by edging out the USA with the most number of gold medals.
RShen

Mountain View, CA

#6 Jun 1, 2010
Obama bin Biden wrote:
Yeah right. The Chinese can't do ANYTHING without slave labor. Not gonna happen people, don't even worry about it.
CHINA SUCKS!!!
UUUUHHHHH!!! China is catching up!!! Be afraid, be very afraid.. UUUUUUU. Did you heard that? LOL.
Mr Hate

Arlington, TX

#7 Jun 1, 2010
Lama has been beaten wrote:
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It's only a matter of time before they reign supreme in every field. They started off with the 2008 Olympics by edging out the USA with the most number of gold medals.
What in the world do gold medals have to do with super computers? That comment eludes me.
MyView

San Antonio, TX

#9 Jun 1, 2010
Lama has been beaten wrote:
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It's only a matter of time before they reign supreme in every field. They started off with the 2008 Olympics by edging out the USA with the most number of gold medals.
The communist regime in China has always considered world domination as its main objective. China now owns most of the US debt. It is not at all far-fetched that they may run the world in the not-so-distant future.
Pfluger the Union Monkey

Boston, MA

#10 Jun 1, 2010
MyView wrote:
<quoted text>The communist regime in China has always considered world domination as its main objective. China now owns most of the US debt. It is not at all far-fetched that they may run the world in the not-so-distant future.
Actually, the US and US institutions own most of the US debt. China and Japan are the largest EXTERNAL creditors.
RShen

Sunnyvale, CA

#11 Jun 1, 2010
MyView wrote:
<quoted text>The communist regime in China has always considered world domination as its main objective. China now owns most of the US debt. It is not at all far-fetched that they may run the world in the not-so-distant future.
Correction, the US and European have always considered world domination. They enslaved the blacks for centuries. China has been at peace for centuries until European incursion into their territory in the 1800's. But that was then, now China is strong, and there is nothing nobody can do about it. Go China, go China, go China, UUUU China!!!!!
ept

El Paso, TX

#12 Jun 1, 2010
RShen wrote:
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Correction, the US and European have always considered world domination. They enslaved the blacks for centuries. China has been at peace for centuries until European incursion into their territory in the 1800's. But that was then, now China is strong, and there is nothing nobody can do about it. Go China, go China, go China, UUUU China!!!!!
China has killed more people than any other country COMBINED!!! And all of the victims??? Chinese!!! The Cultural Revolution, the Taiping Rebellion, the civil war have all claimed hundreds of millions of lives
Lama has been beaten

Ipoh, Malaysia

#13 Jun 1, 2010
Mr Hate wrote:
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What in the world do gold medals have to do with super computers? That comment eludes me.
Firstly, they have already replaced the USA as the number one sports power. Next they are going to outpace you in the economy. Then they'll overtake you in the field of science and technology. After that the USA is going to drop to the rank of a second rate power.
RShen

Sunnyvale, CA

#15 Jun 1, 2010
ept wrote:
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China has killed more people than any other country COMBINED!!! And all of the victims??? Chinese!!! The Cultural Revolution, the Taiping Rebellion, the civil war have all claimed hundreds of millions of lives
At least those are their own people not outsiders. Whites killed more African and Indian Americans than anyone can imagine. Once the entire American continent was populated by Indians, and today, around 90% of them are gone. And don't even get me started with other countries. Even today, they still think of imperialism. US imperialism in Iraq and Afghanistan, get the picture?
ept

El Paso, TX

#16 Jun 11, 2010
Chinese imperialism in Tibet and East Turkestan, get the picture?
Joe

Forestville, Australia

#17 Jun 11, 2010
Amazing how China has come this far! Imagine the future!

SAN FRANCISCO A Chinese supercomputer has been ranked as the world's second-fastest machine, surpassing European and Japanese systems and underscoring China's aggressive commitment to science and technology.

The Dawning Nebulae, based at the National Supercomputing Center in Shenzhen, China, has achieved a sustained computing speed of 1.27 petaflops the equivalent of one thousand trillion mathematical operations a second in the latest semiannual ranking of the world's fastest 500 computers.

The newest ranking was made public Monday at the International Supercomputer Conference in Hamburg, Germany. Supercomputers are used for scientific and engineering problems ranging from climate simulation to automotive design.

The Chinese machine is actually now ranked as the world's fastest in terms of theoretical peak performance, but that is considered a less significant measure than the computing speed achieved on a standardized computing test.

The world's fastest computer remains the Cray Jaguar supercomputer, based at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee. In November it was measured at 1.75 petaflops.

In the previous year's ranking, the Chinese had the fifth-fastest computer, a system that was based at a National Supercomputing Center in Tianjin, China. That machine has dropped to seventh place.

The United States continues to be the dominant maker of supercomputers, and is the nation with

the most machines in the top 500. The United States has 282 of the world's fastest 500 computers on the new list, an increase from 277 when the rankings were compiled in November.

But China appears intent on challenging American dominance. There had been some expectation that China would make an effort to complete a system based on Chinese-designed components in time for the June ranking. The Nebulae is based on chips from Intel and Nvidia.

The new system, which is based on a microprocessor that has been designed and manufactured in China, is now expected later this year. A number of supercomputing industry scientists and engineers said that it was possible that the new machine would claim the title of world's fastest.

"I wouldn't be surprised if by the end of this year they surpass the scientific computing power of the EU countries combined and have a computer system with an achieved performance to reach the No. 1 position on the top 500," said Jack Dongarra, a computer scientist at the University of Tennessee and one of the researchers who has organized the twice-yearly rankings.

Americans designed the first machines that were defined as supercomputers during the 1960s, and the United States has rarely been dislodged from its controlling position as technology leader. In 2002, however, the Japanese Government's Earth Simulator set off anxiety in Washington when that system briefly claimed the position.

The United States then began investing heavily in the computing systems, breaking the petaflop barrier in 2008.

It is now preparing to begin a sustained push to build systems capable of computing at what is known as exascale performance 1,000 times faster than today's fastest systems.
RESISTANCE IS FUTILE

Pampanga, Philippines

#18 Jun 11, 2010
great now we get to debate against some trailer trash shiet kickers in Texas...

shocked they are actually online not patrolling the border for illegals...considering you have lived in the most wealthy nation in the world talk about a shit hole

LOL

China is gonna control the world economically, military power dosent matter when both have nukes...
RShen

Mountain View, CA

#19 Jun 11, 2010
ept wrote:
Chinese imperialism in Tibet and East Turkestan, get the picture?
Your time of white supremest is over. Very soon your people will be working for the Chinese. We outnumber you so get used to it!
RESISTANCE IS FUTILE

Pampanga, Philippines

#20 Jun 11, 2010
RShen wrote:
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Your time of white supremest is over. Very soon your people will be working for the Chinese. We outnumber you so get used to it!
not sure if Texas is majority white anymore...

have the Latin Americans, and blacks... slipping the meat into their white women folk
ept

El Paso, TX

#21 Jun 11, 2010
RShen wrote:
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Your time of white supremest is over. Very soon your people will be working for the Chinese. We outnumber you so get used to it!
I'm Hispanic and soon the second Cultural Revolution will kill off the rest of China!!!
Centrist

Atlanta, GA

#22 Jun 11, 2010
RShen wrote:
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Correction, the US and European have always considered world domination. They enslaved the blacks for centuries.
Oh yes. Blacks are so enslaved here, we force them to be governors, presidents, senators, rap stars, movie stars, singers, business tycoons, comedians...

And I would also point out that people like George Locke and Stephen Chu can prove that Chinese-Americans are absolutely welcome to lead the United States into the 21st century.

If either of them ran for President, I'd vote for them based on intelligence alone.

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