10 million-core supercomputer hits 93 petaflop/s, tripling speed record
There’s a new world’s fastest supercomputer for the first time in three years.
A Chinese supercomputer called Sunway TaihuLight now ranks as the world’s fastest, nearly tripling the previous supercomputer speed record with a rating of 93 petaflops per second. That’s 93 quadrillion floating point operations per second (or 93 million billion).
Sunway TaihuLight surpassed another Chinese supercomputer, Tianhe-2, which had been the world’s fastest for three consecutive years with speeds of 33.9 petaflop/s, according to the latest Top500.org ranking released today. Top500 rankings are based on the Linpack benchmark, which requires each cluster “to solve a dense system of linear equations.”
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