(ECNS) -- An upgraded version of the Tianhe supercomputer system went into operation Sunday at the National Supercomputing Center in Changsha, Hunan province, marking a new stage in the province’s advanced computing capabilities.
This supercomputer's peak performance can reach 200 petaflops per second (One petaflop is a quadrillion floating-point operations per second), with a data storage capacity of 20,000,000GB and peak power consumption lower than 8MW.
The supercomputer was built by Hunan University, which adopted new-generation tech developed by the National University of Defense Technology.
Put into operation in 2014, the National Supercomputing Center in Changsha is the third of its kind following the other two in Tianjin and Shenzhen. The center has provided high-performance computing, big data and artificial intelligence services for more than 2,000 users in 40 fields.
U.S. Frontier, running at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee, has a peak performance exceeding one exaflop (1,000 petaflops) per second, according to a previous report.