US debuts world's fastest supercomputer
Summit, the US's new supercomputer, is more than twice as powerful as the current world leader.
The machine can process 200,000 trillion calculations per second - or 200 petaflops.
China's Sunway TaihuLight supercomputer, until now the world's most powerful machine, has a processing power of 93 petaflops.
Summit's initial uses will include areas of astrophysics, cancer research and systems biology.
It is housed at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in Tennessee, where it was developed in partnership with IBM and NVidia.
Supercomputers are typically large, expensive systems featuring tens... read more
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