The fastest supercomputer belongs to the US again

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The fastest supercomputer belongs to the US again – Source www.Mashable.com

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The United States just reclaimed bragging rights for the fastest supercomputer after getting dethroned for eight years.

China became home to the world’s fastest supercomputer in 2010 with its Tianhe-1A and bested itself five years ago with the Sunway TaihuLight. But on Friday, the US Department of Energy unveiled a new supercomputer dubbed Summit that’s more than twice as powerful as China’s fastest.

“We know that we’re in a competition, and we know that this competition is real — it matters who gets there first,” said US energy secretary Rick Perry during the supercomputer’s unveiling. “I mean, it really matters. And today, and the ability to show the rest of the world that America is back in the game — and we’re back in the game in a big way — is really important.” Read more…

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