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93 Petaflop Chinese Supercomputer is World’s Fastest on Latest TOP500 List

A new machine called Sunway TaihuLight in China is the fastest supercomputer on the planet. Announced today with the release of the latest TOP500 list, the 93 Petaflop machine sports over 10.6 Million compute cores. China maintained its Number 1 ranking on the 47th edition of the TOP500 list of the world’s top supercomputers, but with a new system built entirely using processors designed and made in China. Sunway TaihuLight is the new No. 1 system with 93 petaflops (quadrillions of calculations per second) on the LINPACK benchmark. Developed by the National Research Center of Parallel Computer Engineering & Technology (NRCPC) and installed at the National Supercomputing Center in Wuxi, Sunway TaihuLight displaces Tianhe­2, an Intel-­based Chinese supercomputer that has claimed the No. 1 spot on the past six TOP500 lists. Read more at http://insidehpc.com/2016/06/new-chinese-supercomputer-named-worlds-fastest-system-on-latest-top500-list/

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