As we all know, the TOP500 project ranks and details the 500 most powerful non-distributed computer systems worldwide. The list of the fastest supercomputers in the world’s TOP500 has a new leader, like the Sunway TaihuLight, which manages to do 93 quadrillion calculations per second.
Meet The World’s Fastest Supercomputer, Which Has 10 Million Cores
The Tianhe-2 supercomputer just lost the post of the fastest supercomputer in the world. Hence, the TOP500 is a project which ranks and details the 500 most powerful non-distributed computer systems in the world, and now the list of the fastest supercomputers in the world’s TOP500 has a new leader.
As a country, China has surprised the world of computing just by introducing the new Sunway TaihuLight, the most powerful supercomputer in the world today. The machine has a total of 10,649,600 processing cores, capable of taking it to the performance of 93 quadrillion calculations per second.
China built the fastest supercomputer in the world by using only ‘microchips’ manufactured in the country, positioning itself well for the first time at the top of the industry without using US technology.
The new leader on the list of the most powerful Supercomputer in the world gives China another source of pride. Surprisingly, the figures became even more critical when it was discovered that all the equipment had been developed with Chinese technology: no processors, GPUs, and gender modules manufactured by Intel, IBM, NVIDIA, and AMD.
Supercomputers are used for heavy simulation calculations. A recurring example of such equipment is the climate simulation: with a quadrillion per second of processing, a computer may be able to calculate the weather fluctuations, helps to prevent disasters or prepare agricultural support policies, and anticipate the prolonged drought scenarios excessive rainfall.
The TaihuLight hit 93 petaflops using 40,960 processors SW26010 designed and manufactured in China. Each has 64 computer processing elements, with 260 cores per processor, and the total system has 10649.600 colors. Each component contains four processing management elements (MSEs, its acronym in English) and four blocks.
While the Tianhe-2, which topped the list in June 2013, reached 33.9 petaflops and contained 260,000 Intel Xeon E5-2692v2 processors, each with 12 cores running at 2.2GHz, a total of 3120.000 colors.
However, with the 167 supercomputers, the country also surpassed the US for the first time in the total number of those machines, as there are 165 in the United States. Furthermore, the Sunway TaihuLight supercomputer is installed at the Supercomputer Center in Wuxi, Jiangsu Province.