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US Reclaims Top Spot For World’s Fastest Supercomputer And Dethrones China

The US dubs world’s fastest supercomputer as the Summit.

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China dethroned the United States for eight years for having the fastest supercomputer, but the latter has now reclaimed bragging rights. China’s Tianhe-1A took the top spot in 2010, and introduced the Sunway TaihuLight five years ago, which is a better verson of the one that they already launched before. Now, the US is home to the new supercomputer, dubbed as the Summit, that’s more than twice as powerful as China’s fastest.

US scientists have unveiled the world’s most powerful and smartest scientific supercomputer that can complete over 200,000 trillion calculations per second – providing unprecedented computing power for research in energy, advanced materials, and artificial intelligence.

Summit will be eight times more powerful than its previous top-ranked system, Titan.

Source: IBM

US energy secretary Rick Perry said:

“We know that we’re in a competition, and we know that this competition is real — it matters who gets there first. 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.”

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

Scientists have high hopes for the world’s fastest computer, which is now up and running at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee after its June 8 launch. Rick added that he’s hoping that the supercomputer will help to find the cure to Alzheimer’s, cancer, and other medical conditions.

“Summit will empower scientists to address a wide range of new challenges, accelerate discovery, spur innovation and above all, benefit the American people. Whether it’s our national security, whether it’s our economics, whether it’s our scientific discovery, whether it’s energy research, this is going to be effected in a powerful way by all of that.”

Summit also possesses more than 10 petabytes of memory paired with fast, high-bandwidth pathways for efficient data movement.

Summit also possesses more than 10 petabytes of memory paired with fast, high-bandwidth pathways for efficient data movement.

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NASA’s Curiosity Rover Finds Ancient Organics On Mars, Possible Life On Planet In The Past

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