|Nankai IBM for China's Supercomputer|
On September 1, 2003, Tianjin based Nankai University and IBM jointly announced that they would collaboratively work on Nanka Star, a fastest supercomputer in the country. Made of 400 and more Linux knots, Nankai Start will be framec with 800 3.06(iHz Intel processors. The supercomputer will, starting from September 2003, double its speed every quarter and eventually hit the designed computation capacity of 5 trillion times per second by August 2004.
During the one — year development phase for Nankai Start, IBM and Nankai University will also jointly establish an IBM — Nankai Scientific Computation Institute and make it the world first class high performance computation center through concerted efforts of both sides.