Tianhe-2: the most powerful computer in the world uses Linux


Tianhe-2 (also called Milky Way-2) is a supercomputer developed by the National University of Defense Technology of China (NUDT). The supercomputer is housed at the National Supercomputing Center in Guangzho, People's Republic of China. It currently has a throughput of 33,86 PFLOPS, with the possibility of extending to 54,9 PFLOPS, in other words, it can currently process 33.860. floating point operations per second.

Well yes, it is known by all that more than 90% of the supercomputers on the list Top 500 They use Linux-based operating systems. Here Linux is unrivaled and it is due to its flexibility and capacity, which makes it optimal for these tasks. Specifically Tianhe-2 uses the operating system KylinLinux, which we have already told you about on this blog. It is a Ubuntu distribution versioned and adapted for Chinese. Actually kylin it was initially based on FreeBSD, but a version supported on Linux later emerged.

Kylin Linux from Tianhe-2 has to endure and deal with enviable hardware. In the first place it owns 32.000 Intel Xeon microprocessors E5-2692 (based on the IvyBridge microarchitecture) with 12 cores each. These chips are accompanied by 48.000 Intel Xeon Phi 31S1P coprocessors and 1.375 TiB of RAM (a thousand used for the CPU and the rest for the coprocessors). Regarding storage and consumption, Tianhe-2 has 12.4 PB of storage capacity and a consumption of 17.6 MW. The entire equipment occupies about 720 square meters and has gone to the government for almost 300 million euros.

More information - Ubuntu Kylin the Chinese Linux

Source - Top 500

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  1.   Sebastian Ibarra Tessini said

    If this super-computer used Windows it would be no more powerful than my son's toy laptop. XD

  2.   Fernando Salcedo Beltran said

    Comments like the one that says: "If this super-computer used…." they are childish things, or clumsiness of someone who wants to continue behaving like a child, when he is no longer a child, since he mentions that he has a son. I pity the son of this "gentleman", because he has a father who either lives in another world, or is retarded.

  3.   Juan said

    And you would be more delayed for responding to him.

  4.   Hacklat Latin hacker said

    I use it for more than 10 years ABUNTU KYLIN 18.04 Spectacular runs in instantaneous plus and its architecture and more is top is a leader in speed and storage Theanne 2-3 PetasFloaps