21551056 story Chinese Tianhe-1A Supercomputer Starts Churning Out the Science 103 Posted by Soulskill on Friday June 10, 2011 @02:41PM from the thousands-of-feynmans-per-hour dept. gupg writes "When China built the world's fastest supercomputer based on NVIDIA GPUs last year, a lot of naysayers said this was just a stunt machine. Well, guess what — here comes the science! They are working on better material for solar panels and they ran the world's fastest simulation ever. NVIDIA (whose GPUs accelerate these applications as a co-processor) blogged on this a while ago, where they talk about how the US really needs to up its investment in high performance computing."