Thursday TaihuLight named world's fastest supercomputer
China’s Sunway TaihuLight has taken the crown of the world’s fastest machine again, according to the latest edition of Top500, a list of supercomputers.
The massive supercomputer, built entirely using processors designed and made in China, made its first public appearance in June, when it easily dethroned the former champion, Tianhe-2, also a Chinese system but built based on Intel chips.
TaihuLight is capable of performing 93 million billion calculations per second. That's almost three times as fast as Tianhe-2, which had claimed No. 1 spot in the top 500 for the past three years.
That means a Chinese supercomputer has topped the rankings for eight times in a row, indicating the rise of China in the high performance computing field.
In the previous list released in June, China overtook the United States in the number of total supercomputers installed. (Photo 5)