China Supercomputer

China’s Sunway TaihuLight declared world’s fastest supercomputer

Chinese supercomputer Sunway TaihuLight with 93 petaflop/second speed was on 20 June 2016 declared as the world’s fastest supercomputer. It was revealed in the TOP500 list of supercomputers released at the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) in Frankfurt, Germany.

The list further revealed that the USA is not home to the largest number of systems. With a surge in industrial and research installations registered over the last few years, China leads with 167 systems and the USA is second with 165.

Asian share of 218 systems, up from 173 in November 2015, includes 8 supercomputers owned by Indian-based organizations.

Features of Sunway TaihuLight

• This supercomputer can perform 93 petaflop operations per second.

• It was developed by the National Research Center of Parallel Computer Engineering & Technology (NRCPC) and installed at the National Supercomputing Center in Wuxi.

• It displaced the Tianhe-2, an Intel-based Chinese supercomputer that has claimed the top spot on the previous six TOP500 lists.

• With 10649600 computing cores comprising 40960 nodes, is twice as fast and three times as efficient as Tianhe-2.

• Sunway TaihuLight demonstrates the significant progress that China has made in the domain of designing and manufacturing large-scale computation systems as it is completely based on homegrown processors.

List of TOP5 Supercomputers

Rank System Country Speed (PFLOP/S)
1 Sunway TaihuLight China 93
2 Tianhe-2 China 34
3 Titan The USA 17
4 Sequoia The USA 17
5 K Japan 10

Supercomputers in India

Rank System Organisation Speed (PFLOP/S)
109 SERC IISc, Bangalore 0.90
185 TIFR-Cray XC30 ILGTI-TIFR 0.55
217 HP Apollo 6000 IIT-Delhi 0.52
337 PARAM Yuva-II C-DAC 0.38
396 Cluster Platform IIT-Kanpur 0.34
413 Cluster Platform CSIR-4PI 0.33
434 Cluster Platform NCMRWF, Noida 0.31
438 Cluster Platform IT Service provider 0.31


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