HOW FAST IS FASTEST?

Gadgets and Gizmos (India) - - BIT RATE -

The K Com­puter de­vel­oped by Riken Ad­vanced In­stu­tute for Com­pu­ta­tional Sci­ence, Ja­pan, and Fu­jitsu has be­come the fastest su­per­com­puter with a cal­cu­lat­ing speed of 10 Petaflops per sec­ond. Ten Pflops is equal to 10 quadrillion float­ing point op­er­a­tions per sec­ond. If that doesn’t make sense, here is a trans­la­tion: it is the amount of cal­cu­la­tion over 16 and a half days done by all 7 bil­lion peo­ple in the world, with each per­son post­ing one cal­cu­la­tion re­sult ev­ery sec­ond. And the K Com­puter does all this in one sec­ond. Talk about fast!

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