Monday, 22 October 2012
The Tianhe-1A, the most powerful supercomputer in the world as of November 2010. The Chinese Tianhe-1A system at the National Supercomputer Center in Tianjin is in fifth place in the latest survey, achieving a performance level of 2.57 petaflop/s (quadrillions of calculations per second). In 2010 the Tianhe-1A system took the top spot, but was dethroned by the K Supercomputer when the next TOP500 list was published in June 2011.
performance of up to three petaflops, which is equivalent to the work of more than 110,000 personal computers. IBM says it is the world’s first commercially available hot-water cooled supercomputer. The SuperMUC system is Europe’s fastest computer, and will be used to drive a wide spectrum of research — from simulating the blood flow behind an artificial heart valve, to devise quieter airplanes to unearthing new insights in geophysics, including the understanding of earthquakes.