China Maintains Reign Over World Supercomputer Rankings: Survey

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Presently China has new high-performance supercomputers than before, beating the United States in the international rankings, a supercomputer tracking firm said.

The ranking correlate to China’s increasing names as the global leader in supercomputers, as the Asian power getting ready to launch in June 2018 a prototype exascale computing machine.

Fastest supercomputers in the World are in China, compared with 143 in the US as stated by Top500, a site that has trail supercomputer growth for more than 20 years.

The record, produced twice a year, rates supercomputers based on speed in a benchmark test by specialist from Germany and the United States.

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“It is the largest number of supercomputers China has ever declare on the Top500 ranking,” the survey said on Monday, “with the US presence getting smaller to its lowest level since the list’s establishment.”

Supercomputers are crucial tools for advanced scientific work because of their potential to execute quick calculations for everything from weather forecasts to missile development.

China has not only overhaul the US in total numbers, but also in grand total performance.

Two of the fastest machines on the list, the Sunway TaihuLight and Tianhe-2 (Milkyway-2) are in China

China’s national supercomputer center in the eastern city of Wuxi is where the machine are located, the Sunway TaihuLight is used t carry out climate modelling and life science research.

Taking the third and fourth slots on the performance list are supercomputers from Switzerland and Japan, respectively, while the American “TitanBSE 1.10 %” sits at fifth.

Six months ago the United States led with 169 systems to China’s 160 , but its performance fell while China’s upgrade in a “reversal of fortunes”, the survey said.

China exceed the US in the Top500 list for the first time in 2016.

If a super supercomputer prototype was successfully created by China this coming summer, it will be leading in an international race to a develop a system capable of one quintillion (a billion) calculations per second.

 

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