China now has more high-performance supercomputers than ever before, again besting the United States in global rankings, a supercomputer tracking organisation said. "It is the largest number of supercomputers China has ever claimed on the Top500 ranking," the survey said on Monday, "with the US presence shrinking to its lowest level since the list's inception." Taking the third and fourth slots on the performance list are supercomputers from Switzerland and Japan, respectively, while the American "Titan" sits at fifth. China surpassed the US in the Top500 list for the first time in 2016. If China successfully develops a super supercomputer prototype this coming summer, it will take the lead in an international race to a build a system capable of one quintillion (a billion) calculations per second.
Source: Economic Times November 14, 2017 09:45 UTC