Supercomputers are an indication of a superpower. Photo/Reuters
BEIJING – Supercomputers are a special type of classic computers with enormous processing power. They consist of tens of thousands of processors so they can perform billions of calculations per second. For example, IBM Watson, IBM’s artificial intelligence system, is a supercomputer. Watson is used for things like cancer diagnosis, gene and drug discovery, and to fight cyber attacks.
China has been crowned as having the most supercomputers. Beijing is home to 202 supercomputer systems. This is an increase of 42 systems over the last six months when the US leads with 169 systems. In addition to increasing the engine, China is also the top performer, namely 35.4%.
In contrast, the US was relegated to second place with 29.%. Failure is a step in the calculation, the number of operations that can be performed per second. Where if Petaflop is one thousand trillion floating point operations per second.
Here are the top five countries with the most supercomputers in the world.
1. China: 202 supercomputers
The largest supercomputer is Sunway TahiuLight with a rating of 93.01 petaflops. The number one supercomputer, Sunway TaihuLight, is a system developed by China’s National Research Center of Parallel Computer Engineering and Technology (NRCPC). Scientific exploration is a major aspect of supercomputers.
The Chinese government is also pushing for the purchase of supercomputers for research and development (R&D). China’s Ministry of Science and Technology promotes the integrated operation of supercomputers and forms a technologically advanced overall layout by 2025. China has been leading the world in supercomputers, supported by the country’s institutional advantages, further enhancing its global competitiveness.
The supercomputer Internet will operate the supercomputing center through the Internet management model to build an integrated supercomputing network and service platform by connecting various capacities and resources. “The supercomputer Internet will offer domestic companies more accessible computing power, which will greatly advance the development of artificial intelligence, as China has taken the lead in the world in supercomputers with the US,” Ma Jihua, a computer industry analyst, told the Global Times.
Ma added that China has a systemic advantage in supercomputers. For example, a country’s strong computing power will increase innovation efficiency while lowering operational costs for companies. Meanwhile, Chinese enterprises can share resources through computing platforms, further promoting innovation and development of the entire industry through integrated cooperation.
2. USA: 143 supercomputers
The highest performing supercomputer is Titan, with a rating of 17.5 petaflops
In addition, there is the Frontier System which is also the fastest supercomputer in the world. It is also a computer that can process more than a trillion calculations per second. It would be an ability that could bring about variations in medicine, astronomy, and more.