For the fourth consecutive time, Tianhe-2, a supercomputer developed by Chinaâ€™s National University of Defense Technology, has retained its position as the worldâ€™s number one system. Meanwhile, Titan at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, which was the top supercomputer in November 2012, remains number two.
Tianhe-2 is capable of performing at 33.86 petaflops, or 33.86 quadrillions of calculations per second, on a benchmark test known as Linpack.
The rankings are from the 44th edition of the twice-yearly TOP500 list of the worldâ€™s most powerful supercomputers, which was announced Monday in Mannheim, Germany; Berkeley, California; and Knoxville. Tianhe-2 has been in the top spot four consecutive times, and Titan has been number two each time. [Read more…]