World’s fastest supercomputer is made in China

Sunway TaihuLight, the world’s fastest supercomputer, is entirely made in China and does not rely on American processors. Instead, it relies on the locally-made Shen-Wei processor and custom interconnect called Sunway Network. The supercomputer establishes Chinese dominance on super computing technology.

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Sunway TaihuLight is currently functional at National Super computing Center at Wuxi near Shanghai, China. Its primary job is to help with top-notch engineering and research in climate and
weather-related calculations, advanced biological and geological research and in manufacturing and Big Data analytics.

SW26010 is a 260-core microchip that cranks a little over three teraflops. TaihuLight has one such processor in each of the 40,960 nodes, allowing the machine to reach 125-peak petaflops. Linpack mark leaves out a couple of petaflops to mark 93 petaflops performance.