University sets pace

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 16 December, 1997, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 16 December, 1997, 12:00am

The Chinese University of Hong Kong has installed Silicon Graphics' Origin2000, the fastest supercomputer in Hong Kong.

It will be used for computer-intensive research in mathematics, chemistry, physics and electronic engineering.

The computer has 24 central processing units, 64-bit memory addressing and ranks 426 among the top 500 supercomputers worldwide.

It was funded jointly by the university's computer services centre and the Institute of Mathematical Sciences.