China builds world’s fastest supercomputer Tianhe-2

Tianhe-2

Tianhe-2 overtook US’ super-machine Titan


The National University of Defense Technology in central China's Changsha city has designed the world's fastest supercomputer, which will double the speed of the US machine Titan.

Despite Japan announced its plans to develop a next-generation supercomputer by 2020, expected to be 100 times faster than the American one, China has won, for now, the 'supercomputer race.'

The Chinese machine, named Tianhe-2 (Milky Way 2), is capable of sustained computing of 33.86 petaflops per second, which i...


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