Friday, December 31, 2010
It is well-know that the world’s number one supercomputer, “Roadrummer,” was built by IBM for the U.S. Department of Energy at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). Probably, people are assumed that Japan will be the second nation to build the fastest supercomputer after the United States. But, this is not true anymore. On 16 June 2009, Dawning Information Industry Co., in Shanghai created “Dawning 5000A,” which can run 100 trillion times in one second, 200 trillion times in one second at the maximum (Kyodo News and People’s Daily). The Chinese named the “Dawning 5000A” the “Magic Cube.” The “Dawning 5000A” will be the only non-American-made supercomputer to rank into the top ten list. China is also the number one position to build the fastest supercomputer in the Asian region. The “Dawning 5000A” employed AMD Barcelona quad-cores processor.
After growing up and studying in China and Japan, Dr. Suganuma went to the U.S. for graduate studies, earning master’s degrees at both St. John's University (in Chinese studies) and Syracuse University (in international relations) as well as a Ph.D. (in geography) from the Maxwell School of Syracuse University.