China nearly triples number of supercomputers, report says

Again, don’t forget who you need to thank for China’s technological leaps and bounds that will surpass the United States much sooner than you think.

 

China has almost tripled its number of supercomputers, according to a reputable list of the world’s most powerful machines.

The country has 109 high-performance computing systems on the biannual Top500 list of supercomputers, up 196% from 37 just six months ago.

The most powerful supercomputer, China’s Tianhe-2, also retained the top spot for the sixth consecutive time.

In contrast, the US has seen the number of its supercomputers decline.

The US has 200 machines in the rankings, which is the largest number from a single country. But, that total number has fallen to the lowest level since computer scientists started compiling the list 22 years ago.

The power of the biggest supercomputer

It is capable of performing 33.86 quadrillion calculations in one second, which is almost twice the speed of the second most powerful supercomputer on the list – the US energy department’s Titan.

Full article: China nearly triples number of supercomputers, report says (Asia Times)

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