A biannual Top 500 list of supercomputers released yesterday reveals that China’s Tianhe-2 remains the world’s fastest super system with a performance of 33.86 petaflops per second, marking the third time in a row the machine has topped the list.
According to Xinhua:
Tianhe-2, developed by China’s National University of Defense Technology and deployed at the National Supercomputer Center in Guangzhou, capital of south China’s Guangdong Province, has held the title for China since June 2013.
The Chinese supercomputer is almost twice as fast as the next on the list, Titan of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), which has a performance of 17.59 Pflop/s.
Tianhe-2 “features a number of Chinese-developed components, including the TH Express-2 interconnect network, front-end processors, operating system and software tools,” the list said.
By Aliaume Leroy