World’s Fastest Computer: China’s Tianhe-1 Supercomputer

China goes beyond the United States at the head of the world of supercomputing when a study staged one of its machines the greatest on the planet.

In the Top 500 ( review of supercomputers, Tianhe-1 meaning Milky Way, attained a computing velocity of 2,570 trillion calculations for every second, receiving it the number one mark.


The US government facility in Tennessee, a Jaguar computer which had held the top mark, was ranked second with a velocity of 1,750 trillion calculations for every second.

Tianhe-1 performs its warp-speed “thinking” at the National Centre for Supercomputing in the northern port city of Tianjin — utilizing frequently chips planned by US companies.

Came in third, one more Chinese system, Nebulae machine at the National Supercomputing Centre in the southern city of Shenzhen.

The United States still controls, with over half of the entries in the Top 500 list, however China at present swanka 42 systems in the rankings, placing it in front of Japan, France, Germany and Britain.

It is not strange that the United States has had its digital crown stolen by an Asian upstart. Japan completed a machine with extra power than the top 20 American computers place jointly in 2002.

On the Top 500 list, the supercomputers which are created twice a year are rated based on speed of presentation in a yardstick test by specialists from Germany and the United States.

One comment

  1. Rayne Goodechilde
    October 2, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    the image with this article… that’s not the right system. Tianhe 1A takes up an entire room?

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