Celebrating as if greeting a firstborn, a group of PhDs flung open the door of a factory building in Shenzhen and let loose a giant hooah. After 45 days of round-the-clock work by two teams, the group had just become the first in China-and the third in the world-to break the petaflops barrier.
Hearing the whoops of his colleagues on April 30, Zheng Qian, an embedded software developer at Dawning Information Industry Co. Ltd., "felt like it was a miracle."
"The whole building was excited," said Zheng, a member of one of the teams, which had put in alternating 12-hour shifts to assemble and debug the system.
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