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Tianhe One Supercomputer Has Been Collecting Dust for a Year

The well-known Chinese news site Sina recently reported that the award-winning Chinese supercomputer Tianhe One has been sitting in the building of its home site for a year without even being powered on. In 2010, with its speed of 2,750 trillion basic calculations per second, the Tianhe One won the title of the fastest supercomputer in the world. However, in its permanent new home in Changsha City, Hunan Province, different parties have been engaging in major disputes on land ownership, operating costs,  and political fights. After one year of delay, the government of Hunan Province finally pushed through the completion of the construction of the hosting site and powered on the machine for a test run. The current top-speed supercomputer in the world, the Tianhe Two (located elsewhere) is seeing a 34 percent utilization of its computing power.
Source: Sina, July 11, 2014