World’s Top 10 Fastest Supercomputers: China Claims Power, US Number [INFOGRAPHIC]
It’s really amazing to learn about the speed Technology is growing these days. The scale is not only incredible but also commendable as its opening up new opportunities for people to leverage upon. But, sometimes it becomes difficult for an average consumer to maintain the pace along with tech upgrades. Forth generation chipsets, processors and displays are breaking all boundaries an average user could imagine.
However, enhancements and improvisation are doomed to happen. Imagine about a problem at massive scale that could only be solved with the help of such ultra-power packed technically advanced machines, specially in departments like Research, Science and Space.
Today we have bought an infographic, from Fed Tech Magazine, that gives us an opportunity to learn about the 10 fastest supercomputers in the world, and where are they located. The US has the highest number of supercomputers but China claims to have the fastest and most powerful one.
Out of top 5 supercomputers, 3 are located in USA while one in China and the left over is in Japan. However, the fastest one is known as Tianhe-2 that was created in 2013 and is located in Guangzhou, China. The Tiahne-2 can process 33.86 petaflops per second. Just to provide an idea about the processing power, 1 petaflop is equal to 1000 teraflops and 1 teraflop expresses one trillion floating point operations per second.