The 17th Annual Meeting of China Association for Science and Technology (CAST)/中国科学技术协会的第十七届年会

Updated: Oct 2, 2018


The 17th Annual meeting of the China Association for Science and Technology (CAST) was held on May 22-24, 2015 in Guangzhou. Chinese Vice President Li Yuanchao and leaders of government departments and institutions concerned attended the opening ceremony. At the opening ceremony, two great awards were presented by Vice President Li Yuanchao.


Dr. TONG attended this ceremony and visited China Tianhe-2, the fastest supercomputer throughout the world.  


China is the leading supercomputer country now and its Tianhe-2 ranked first since 2012, twice as fast as US “Titan”, ranks second at present. It is believed that US may not able to make a more powerful supercomputer until 2017 even they are struggling to do so.


In April 2015, Washington ordered that Intel would not allowed to export CPU chips that used by Tianhe-2 to China. Even Intel was surprised by this order as the CPU chips that Tianhe-2 is using could be purchased everywhere just as other common business-using chips.


Thus Tianhe-2 is remarkable for fully developing its computing capability rather than just using a chip.

中国科学技术协会的第十七届年会于五月二十二至二十四日在广州盛大举行。中国国家副主席李源潮带领一众书记及副主席岀席启动仪式幷亲自颂奬。


唐伟国博士应邀岀席此中国盛事,幷参观当今世界上最快的超级电脑- "中国天河2号"在超级电脑领域,中国已是世界的领军者: "天河2号"在2012年至今(2015年), 均排名全球超过电脑的第一位置,比排第二的美国超级电脑-"泰坦"快接近一倍。美国在这几年想尽办法要赶上来,但在2017年之前仍无望赶上。


最近(2015年4月)美国政府甚至下令Intel 公司不许岀口"天河2号"所采购的CPU芯片。这禁令就是Intel 也感觉怪怪的,因为天河2号所使用的只是随处可买到的商业级Intel 芯片而已!


由此可见,天河2号杰出之处,是另辟蹊径,充份发挥GPU的运算能力,而不是单倚靠一块CPU芯片。

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