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Nov 15, 2017

Once again, China dominated a new list of the world's fastest supercomputers, not only taking the top two seats, but also pulling ahead of the United States in the sheer number of systems being used.


According to a biannual ranking of the world's 500 fastest supercomputers, called the Top500 published earlier this week, China's Sunway TaihuLight maintains the lead as the No. 1 system for the fourth time, with a performance of 93.01 petaflops.


China's Tianhe-2, or Milky Way-2, is still the No. 2 system at 33.86 petaflops. Intel chip-based Tianhe-2 had topped the list for three years until it was displaced in November 2015 by TaihuLight, which was built by entirely using processors designed and made in China.


The No. 3 is Switzerland's Piz Daint, which is also the most powerful supercomputer in Europe. A new system in Japan, called Gyoukou, is the No. 4, pushing Titan, the top U.S system, to the No. 5.


"For the second time in a row there is no system from the U.S. under the TOP3," Top500 said in a statement.


And that's not all. The 50th edition of Top500 ranking also shows that China has overtaken the United States in the total number of ranked systems by a margin of 202 to 144. Just six months ago, the United States. led with 169 systems, and China with 159.


"It is the largest number of supercomputers China has ever claimed on the TOP500 ranking, with the U.S. presence shrinking to its lowest level since the list's inception 25 years ago," Top500 said.


"China now clearly shows a substantially larger number of installations than the United States."


China has also overtaken the United States in aggregate performance as well. The Asian country now claims 35.3 percent of the TOP500 flops, with the United States at second place with 29.8 percent.


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Yeah, the world's biggest country has finally achieved a superlative. Now contrast that with the tiny Switzerland which occupies place No. Two in the same category... Have you ever heard of Switzer superfast computers? NOt me either but they do exist. I forgot the name of the computer. Maybe it was "Edelweiss".

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Nowadays when people hear the news that China is taking the lead in any field, they won't think it is newsworthy.
Believe it or not, it's true.

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This post was edited by robert237 at 2017-11-18 02:15

China also has the world's most nimble taxi drivers.

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This post was edited by robert237 at 2017-11-18 02:15

And the most nimble pedestrians for that matter.

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robert237 Post time: 2017-11-18 18:13
And the most nimble pedestrians for that matter.

and the highest tolerance for unappreciative foreign quacks.
Believe it or not, it's true.

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and the highest tolerance for unappreciative foreign quacks.

And I should know. I'm one of them.

I'm just ducky thanks.

But actually I appreciate China very much. They are very tolerant of just about anyone as long as you behave.

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