China Tops Supercomputer List… Again

China Tops Supercomputer List… Again

It’s been a couple years since we’ve talked about the Top 500 supercomputer list. The US topped this list in 2012 with the Titan supercomputer. A couple years later, China took the top spot with the Tihane-2. Now China has done it again stealing the #1 rank from themselves. The latest list indicates China’s Sunway TaihuLight is the fastest computing system on the planet. At a whopping 93 teraflops, this blows past the Tihane-2 (33.8) and leaves the Titan (17.6) in the dust. Wow! That’s an absurdly powerful system!

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