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May 5, 2009

China’s Chips to Power Blade Servers This Year

Owen Fletcher

The blade servers, the first running on China’s Godson chips, will later power the country’s first petaflop-class supercomputer slated for completion late next year, said a spokesman for the firm, Dawning. A petaflop computer is capable of performing one million billion “flops,” or floating point operations per second. The computer unveiled this year will be suited for use in scientific research and arms development, the spokesman said. Dawning will design Godson servers for other markets if it sees demand for them, he said.

Full story at Computerworld