Tianhe-2 Continues Reign As World’s Best Supercomputer

By Neel V. Patel

Since June 2013, Top500.org’s list of supercomputers has been consistently topped by Tianhe-2 at the National Super Computer Center in Guangzhou, China. The latest list released today reaffirm’s the Chinese supercomputer’s supremacy, with a performance speed of 33.86 petaflops, or 33.86 thousand trillion floating point operations per second.

In fact, an extended pause in supercomputer growth means there was very little change among the world’s top 10 ranking of supercomputers. The only new entry was at number 10, with a Cray CS-Storm system—clocking in at 3.57 petaflops and based at an undisclosed U.S. government site—taking that spot. …[Read more]