Meet the world's 10 most-powerful supercomputers
The evolution of computer technology has helped machines to get fast and smart. The developments in last few decades have helped in the innovation of faster computers. The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory at the University of Tennessee has compiled a list of the world's most powerful computers. Here are the top 10 supercomputers from the list.
1. Sunway TaihuLight
The fastest supercomputer is developed b China's National Research Center of Parallel Computer Engineering & Technology (NRCPC). The supercomputer has secured its top position for the fourth consecutive time.
Location: National Supercomputing Center, Wuxi (China)
Performance: 93.01 petaflops
2. Tianhe-2 (Milky Way-2)
The second fastest supercomputer in the world is again developed by China. The machine is designed by the National University of Defense Technology (NUDT).
Location: National Supercomputer Center, Guangzho (China)
Performance: 33.86 petaflops
3. Piz Daint
This supercomputer is based on Cray XC50 system. The supercomputer is maintaining its third position for a long time. The Swiss supercomputer is also the most powerful computer in the Europe. The supercomputer was upgraded last year with NVIDIA Tesla P100 GPUs.
Location: Swiss National Supercomputing Center (CSCS), Lugano (Switzerland)
Performance: 19.59 petaflops
4. Gyoukou supercomputer
The Japanese supercomputer is based on ZettaScaler-2.2. The machine has 19,860,000 cores, which is the highest concurrency level that was ever recorded on TOP500 rankings of supercomputers.
Location: Japan's Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (Japan)
Performance: 19.14 petaflops
The American supercomputer is based on the five-year-old Cray XK7 system. The fastest supercomputer in the US is deployed in Oak Ridge. It features NVIDIA K20x GPU accelerators.
Location: Department of Energy, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (United States of America)
Performance: 17.59 petaflops
The sixth fastest supercomputer in the world is again installed in the US. The supercomputer is based on IBM BlueGene/Q system, the machine was developed in 2011.
Location: DOE's Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (United States of America)
Performance: 17.17 petaflops
Trinity has made a new entry in the list of top 10 supercomputers in the world. The machine is based on Cray XC40 supercomputer, The machine recently received upgraded Intel Knights Landing Xeon Phi processors.
Location: Los Alamos National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratory (United States of America)
Performance: 14.13 petaflops
The eighth fastest computer on the list is Cori. The machine-based on Cray XC40 features 1630 Intel Xeon Haswell nodes and 9300 Intel Xeon Phi 7250 nodes.
Location: National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (United States of America)
Performance: 14.01 petaflops
Another fastest Japanese supercomputer is based on Fujitsu CX1640 M1 system. The computer is powered by Intel Knight Landing Xeon Phi Processors.
Location: Joint Center for Advanced High-Performance Computing (Japan)
Performance: 13.55 petaflops
10. Fujitsu's K
The 10th in the list is Fujitsu's own K supercomputer. The machine is based on the High-Performance Conjugate Gradients benchmark.
Location: RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Science, Kobe (Japan)
Performance: 10.41 petaflops
- Rajat Kabade