According to the national plan for the next generation of high performance computers, China will develop an exascale computer during the 13th Five-Year-Plan period (2016-2020).
"The government of Tianjin Binhai New Area, NUDT and the National Supercomputing Center in Tianjin are working on the project, and we plan to name it Tianhe-3," said Liao Xiangke, the school head.
In 2010, the country's first petaflop supercomputer Tianhe-1 capable of at least a million billion calculations per second came into service in the supercomputing center. At present, Tianhe-1 performs various tasks including oil exploration, high-end equipment manufacturing, biological medicine and animation design, and serves nearly 1,000 customers.
The first details of the fully developed Tianhe-2 supercomputer are scheduled to debut in June 19-23, 2016 during the 2016 International Supercomputing Conference in Frankfurt, Germany.
This system is expected to deliver over 100 PFLOPS peak performance, and keep the crown of the world’s fastest (super)computer.
A new 64-core design will enable the system to reach its original performance targets. With the three million new ARM cores inside the Tianhe-2, its estimated Rpeak performance in the Linpack benchmark should exceed 100 PFLOPS.
When Tianhe-2 reach its full deployment of 32,000 Xeons, 32,000 ShenWei processor, and 96,000 Phytium accelerator cards, it could reach a range of 200-300 PFLOPS – if the building can withstand the thermal and power challenges associated with it.
SOURCE- China Daily, 2016 International Supercomputing Conference, VR World