China’s Tianhe-2 is the World’s powerful Supercomputer for the sixth consecutive time [ Current Affairs ]


China’s Tianhe - 2 supercomputer has arose as the world’s most powerful supercomputer system for the sixth consecutive time. It was revealed in 46th edition of Top500 list of supercomputers.

Key features:

  • The Chinese Supercomputer is proficient of performing calculations with processing speed of 33.86 petaflops per second (Pflop/s).
  • It has held the title since June 2013.
  • Supercomputer Titan of the US Department of Energy have been said to be at second position.
  • It has a performance of 17.59 Pflop/s.
  • Supercomputer Sequoia of Tech giant IBM was placed at third position.
  • It has processing speed of 17.17 Pflop/s. K computer of Fujitsu was placed at fourth position.
  • It has processing speed of 10.51 Pflop/s. Supercomputer Mira of IBM placed at fifth position.
  • It has processing speed of 8.58 Pflop/s.

About Tianhe - 2:

  • Supercomputer Tianhe - 2 or Milky Way 2 is developed by China’s National University of Defense Technology.
  • It has processing speeds of 33.86 petaflops (1000 trillion calculations) per second.
  • Presently, it is organized at the National Supercomputer Center in Guangzhou.
  • It is playing important role in heightening China’s proficiencies in both scientific and defence fields.

- Published on: November 18, 2015