The worlds most powerful supercomputer winner is China

Published By : 23 Jun 2014 | Published By : QYRESEARCH

Tianhe-2 tops the list of supercomputer chart in the world. This supercomputer is capable of managing around 33.86 petaflops.

China boasts for the third time in a row about having the world’s most powerful supercomputer. The nation has one more time showed the its top presence in the global top 500. The supercomputer which gave China the top rank is called Tianhe-2. It has stood on the top position of the twice-yearly list. This list helps to keep a check on the supercomputer development and growth department.

During the last list, China boasted of more than 20 percent of supercomputers from the top 500 list. On the other hand, U.S. only representation went down 15 percent. Even though, the U.S. still dominates the chart of top 500 with 233 computers coming up with the latest tally.

The data shows that China has 76 which slightly higher than the last count. This figure shows almost as many as the U.K. (30), Germany (23), and France (27) combined. The full list is due to be published on Monday during a conference held in Leipzig, Germany.

The chart of top 500 is world recognized barometer of the state which helps to measure supercomputing. It is published twice a year, ever since 1993. All computers in the world are measured against this criterion. This benchmark was first created in 1979, which has improved as computing became more advanced.

The top performing computer was Tianhe-2 and its power was measured at 33.86 petaflops/s. This has been just 5 years since IBM’s Roadrunner stood out as the first computer to break the 1 petaflop/s mark.
Back To Top