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The US passed China with a supercomputer capable of as many calculations per second as 6.3 billion humans
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
For the first time in five years, the world’s fastest computer is no longer in China. Yesterday (June 8), the US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory announced the top speeds of its Summit supercomputing machine, which nearly laps the previous record-holder, China’s Sunway TaihuLight. The Summit’s theoretical peak speed is 200 petaflops, or… read more


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