China Supercomputer: Tianhe-2 Claims Fastest Computer Title

China Supercomputer: Tianhe-2 Claims Fastest Computer Title

By Shaylin Clark June 17, 2013 | 1 Comment

A Chinese supercomputer – the Tianhe-2 – has leapt to the top of the latest Top 500 List, which tracks the fastest supercomputers in the world. The Tianhe-2 (or “Milky Way-2″), which became fully operational two years ahead of schedule, …

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