China's Sunway TaihuLight claims top spot for 4th time

Once again, China has dominated the list of the world's fastest supercomputers. According to the biannual TOP-500 project which ranks the world's fastest, China's Sunway TaihuLight maintained its No. 1 status for the fourth time. Taking second place is China's Tianhe-2. And that's not all. China reached another supercomputing milestone, trouncing and overtaking the US in the total number of ranked systems by a margin of 202 to 144. The Top 500 list is considered one of the most authoritative rankings and is compiled on the basis of the machines' performance on the Linpack benchmark by experts from the US and Germany.

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(Source: CGTN,
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