The US has a new super computer called Summit. It has more than doubled the older fastest one. The old title was held by China's Sunway TaihuLight, that has processing power of 93 petaflops. Summit can process 200 petaflops a second.
This means it can process 200,000 trillion calculations per second, pretty impressive indeed.
Summit's initial uses will include areas of astrophysics, cancer research and systems biology.
It was developed in partnership with IBM and NVidia, I wonder how long it will be able to hang onto its crown. One statement I found interesting is below
"Summit's computing capacity is so powerful that it has the ability to calculate 30 years' worth of data saved on a desktop in one hour... this is about changing the world."
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