China's Tianhe-1 supercomputer weighs 150 tonnes and covers an area of 1,000 square metres. Photo: Xinhua

China shuts down space supercomputer damaged by shockwaves of deadly Tianjin blasts

The Tianhe-1, the world’s fastest supercomputer in 2010, still remains operational, but has been switched off over safety concerns, Xinhua reports

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China's Tianhe-1 supercomputer weighs 150 tonnes and covers an area of 1,000 square metres. Photo: Xinhua
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Stephen Chen

Stephen Chen investigates major research projects in China, a new power house of scientific and technological innovation. He has worked for the Post since 2006. He is an alumnus of Shantou University, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and the Semester at Sea programme which he attended with a full scholarship from the Seawise Foundation.