10 Fastest Supercomputers In The World


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Next-Generation Supercomputer Delivered to NERSC (Photo credit: Berkeley Lab)
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Countries share of supercomputers as of June 2010 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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Eurora Supercomputer bei Cineca (Photo credit: GBPublic_PR)
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NERSC Franklin Cray XT4s – supercomputer cluster (Photo credit: Berkeley Lab)

Bangalore: In the world of advanced technology, standing idle without updating is the best way of moving backwards. Each country is competing in the space with super computers that are capable of performing tedious tasks within no time. This time China has taken the trophy for making world’s fastest super computer, has a speed of 33.86 petaflop/s . These speedy processing machines are rated on their computing speeds, measured in petaflops. Here is the list of the top 10 fastest super computers in the world and their computational specifications as compiled by TOP500, a project that ranks and details the 500 most powerful computer systems in the world.

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#10 Tianhe-1A

Country: China

Site: National Supercomputing Center in Tianjin

Manufacturer: NUDT

Cores: 186,368

Linpack Performance (Rmax): 2,566.0 TFlop/s

Theoretical Peak (Rpeak): 4,701.0 TFlop/s

Power: 4,040.00 kW

Memory: 229,376 GB

Interconnect: Proprietary

Operating System: Linux

Compiler: ICC

Tianhe-1 was developed by the Chinese National University of Defense Technology (NUDT) in Changsha, Hunan. The supercomputer is installed at the National Supercomputing Center, Tianjin, and is used to carry out computations for petroleum exploration and aircraft design.

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