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DateDate: 15-06-2018, 06:34

In the US, put into operation a new supercomputer Summit, which is twice as powerful as its competitors. The performance of this computer reaches 200 petaflops or 200 thousand trillion operations per second, reports BBC.
The Chinese supercomputer Sunway Taihu Light, which before was considered the most powerful in the world, has a processing power of 93 petaflops.
Summit will work primarily in the field of astrophysics, cancer research and system biology.
The supercomputer is located at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee. It was developed by IBM in conjunction with the manufacturer of NVIDIA graphics processors.
The Summit supercomputer consists of 4608 servers and has more than 10 petabytes of RAM. Its development cost about $ 200 million.
According to the list of the most powerful computers in the world, published in 2017, the USA owns 143 supercomputers out of 500, and China has 202 machines in its arsenal.
The most powerful of American supercomputers was previously Titan, who was on the list in fifth place.
Source: NEWS.am