6 Aug 2018 Shandong - Yesterday, the second Chinese exascale prototype came online. The Sunway-E exascale computer prototype was developed by the National Research Center of Parallel Computer Engineering and Technology (NRCPC), the National Supercomputing Center in Jinan in East China's Shandong Province, and the Pilot National Laboratory for Marine Science and Technology (Qingdao). China is developing three prototypes of exascale systems. On July 22nd, the first prototpye Tianhe-3 passed acceptance tests.
Zhang Yunquan, director of the National Supercomputing Center in Jinan told CCT+ TV that exascale supercomputers will greatly reduce the costs of medicine, because the Research and Development process can be shortened from years to weeks.