Tianhe-2 Supercomputer Reclaims World’s Fastest Title

China’s supercomputer the Tianhe-2 which is also known as the Milky Way 2 as this week retained the title of the world’s fastest supercomputer, taking the title away from the United States.
The Tianhe-2 supercomputer is part of China’s National University of Defense Technology and will be installed within the National Supercomputer Center in Guangzho, China by the end of this year.

The Tianhe-2 supercomputer not only reclaim the title of the China but also blew the competition out of the water by beating them with a clear margin. The United States Titan supercomputer based at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory scored an impressive 17.59 petaflops per second, but the Chinese Tianhe-2 supercomputer produced 33.86 petaflops per second in Linpack according to the Top 500 Supercomputer Sites.
You can check out the full list of the world’s 500 most powerful supercomputers and their relative scores over on the Top 500 website.
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