Tianhe-2: World’s powerful Supercomputer

Date: November 18, 2015

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China's Tianhe-2 supercomputer has maintained its position as the world's most powerful system for the sixth consecutive time, according to a biannual Top500 list of supercomputers. 

Tianhe-2 or Milky Way 2, with a performance of 33.86 petaflops per second (Pflop/s), was developed by China's National University of Defence Technology and deployed at the National Supercomputer Center in Guangzhou.

It has held the title since June 2013.

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The Chinese system is almost twice as fast as the next on the list, Titan of the US Department of Energy, which has a performance of 17. 59 Pflop/s, official media reported.

There has been no change among the ranking of the world's top 5 supercomputers since June 2013 in the latest edition of the closely watched list.

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.