US Pushes China to Third Place in Supercomputer Race

The US recently overtook China in Top 500’s latest biannual list that ranks the most powerful supercomputers in the world.


US entry Summit and Sierra, which were built by IBM, clinched the top two places, while China’s Sunway TaihuLight supercomputer now occupies third place. Summit has a processing power of 200 petaflops while Sunway TaihuLight has 93. Sierra, which is in the Lawrence Livermore National Lab, has a processing power of 94 petaflops.


However, China had 227 entries in the list, while the US only had 109. Switzerland, Japan, and Germany also had machines that ranked in the top 10.


Source: BBC

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