China triples super computer share

ChinaThe latest TOP500 list, which twice yearly publishes a list of 500 supercomputers, said that China tripled the number of supercomputers or high performance systems.

Meanwhile, the authors of the report said that the USA has fallen to its lowest point since the list was first compiled in 1993.

The report notes that China is also fast becoming a serious manufacture of high performance computers (HPCs) with “multiple” vendors become more active.

Top of the lsit is China’s Tianhe-2, which has kept its position as the world’s most powerful supercomputer. Tianhe-2 was developed by the Chinese National University of Defence Technology.

Tienhe-2 has a performance of 33.86 petaflop/s using the Linkpack benchmark. Second on the list is a Cray XK7 system called Titan, deployed at the US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Britain doesn’t come anywhere in the top 10.