So far, many have been able to ridicule Chinese technical thinking, but the Asian tiger is increasingly showing its technological superiority to Western engineers, for example, the Tianhe-2, the supercomputer for the third time in a row, has been named the world’s fastest.
Tianhe-2 operates at the Chinese National Defense Technology University and according to Linpack benchmark, it has a computing power of 33.86 petaflops. This amazing performance has once again made it to the top of the Top500 list, presented at Monday’s International Supercomputing conference in Leipzig, Germany.
For a full list of all the most powerful supercomputers you will find on (-release /). The summary shows that the country with the largest number of such machines still remains the United States with 233 computers in operation. Their numbers shrank somewhat, because last year they were 265.
The number of Chinese supercomputers increased from 63 to 76, giving them a second place behind the US. The following items were: Great Britain – 30, France – 27, and Germany – 23 machines. I will add that all 500 classified machines have a computing power of 133.7 teraflops and is significantly higher than half a year ago when it was 117.8 teraflops.
On the other hand, the biggest computational power of a single supercomputer is the Chinese Tianhe-2.