The 10 most powerful supercomputers in the world, and where they are located

We are living in the computer age, which means the number and the size of supercomputers any country runs are of great importance to its national identity.

With three wins in a row, Tianhe-2, a supercomputer at China’s National University of Defence Technology in Guangzhou is the world’s most powerful system.

The computer clocks 33.86 petaflops.

Surprisingly, China actually only 61 supercomputers in the Top 500, while the US has a whopping 231.

Below is the list of the top 10 super-computers.

1. National Super Computer Center in Guangzhou
Country: China
System:  Tianhe-2 (MilkyWay-2) – TH-IVB-FEP Cluster, Intel Xeon E5-2692 12C 2.200GHz, TH Express-2, Intel Xeon Phi 31S1P
Rmax (TFlop/s): 33,862.7

2. DOE/SC/Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Country: United States
System:  Titan – Cray XK7 , Opteron 6274 16C 2.200GHz, Cray Gemini interconnect, NVIDIA K20x
Rmax (TFlop/s): 17,590.0

Country: United States
System:  Sequoia – BlueGene/Q, Power BQC 16C 1.60 GHz, Custom
Rmax (TFlop/s): 17,173.2

4. RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Science (AICS)
Country: Japan
System:  K computer, SPARC64 VIIIfx 2.0GHz, Tofu interconnect
Rmax (TFlop/s): 10,510.0

5. DOE/SC/Argonne National Laboratory
Country: United States
System:  Mira – BlueGene/Q, Power BQC 16C 1.60GHz, Custom
Rmax (TFlop/s): 8,586.6

6. Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS)
Country: Switzerland
System:  Piz Daint – Cray XC30, Xeon E5-2670 8C 2.600GHz, Aries interconnect , NVIDIA K20x
Rmax (TFlop/s): 6,271.0

7. Texas Advanced Computing Center/Univ. of Texas
Country: United States
System:  Stampede – PowerEdge C8220, Xeon E5-2680 8C 2.700GHz, Infiniband FDR, Intel Xeon Phi SE10P
Rmax (TFlop/s): 5,168.1

8. Forschungszentrum Juelich (FZJ)
Country: Germany
System:  JUQUEEN – BlueGene/Q, Power BQC 16C 1.600GHz, Custom Interconnect
Rmax (TFlop/s): 5,008.9

Country: United States
System:  Vulcan – BlueGene/Q, Power BQC 16C 1.600GHz, Custom Interconnect
Rmax (TFlop/s): 4,293.3

10. US Government
Country: United States
System: Cray CS-Storm, Intel Xeon E5-2660v2 10C 2.2GHz, Infiniband FDR, Nvidia K40
Rmax (TFlop/s): 3,577.0

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