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10 Major Supercomputers in the World

10 Major Supercomputers in the World

10 Major Supercomputers in the World - Many developed countries like United States, China, Japan, Europe and others are having Supercomputers with them. Supercomputer meant more & more compared to our home & office computers. These supercomputers have enormous computational speed and accuracy. Each supercomputer can compute equals to thousands of normal computers we have in our home or office. The processing power & speed of a computer are calculated on the basis of FLOPS (Floating point operations per second).

10 Major Supercomputers in the World

A flop is generally a computation value using fractional numbers to calculate how many calculations can be performed per second by a computer. The supercomputers speed is measured in petaflops. (1 Petaflops = 1000000000000000 flops or 1 Quadrillion flops). Here we will see the top ten popular supercomputers in the world. The list is made with its popularity and processing numerical value. 10 Major Supercomputers in the World - Continue reading.
1. US – Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Sequoia with computational speed of 16.32 petaflop is first among the top ten Supercomputers in the world. It has the capacity to calculate all the reactions and interactions in a nuclear blast within a week.

2. Japan – Riken

K Computer by Japan Riken Advanced Institute for Computational Science with processing speed of 10 petaflops is popular among the list. It is advanced in the field of astounding research, predict biological process in human body, genetic, cellular and organs.

3. US – Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne having 8.16 petaflops of supercomputing power which was used in scientific research and climate research. Argonne also deals with nuclear reactor tech, nuclear submarine technology and sub atomic particles.

4. Germany – Leibniz Rechenzentrum

With 2.89 petaflop a Supercomputer was popular due to two reasons – Europe fastest high performing computer and running a big academic institution near Munich.

5. China – National Supercomputing Center in Tianjin

Among the top in 2010 was the Tianhe-1A with processing speed of 2.56 petaflops. It was used for real research particularly in the fields of energy and mineral exploration.

6. US – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

7. Italy – Cineca

FERMI with 1.72 petaflops processing speed used in the field of solid earth science for everything from tectonics to ocean temperature. Cineca high performance computing center was an academic consortium of more than 50 Italian Universities.

8. Germany - Julich Supercomputing Center

JuQueen was the super computer having 1.38 petaflop computational and research simulation hub for many research areas - quantum systems, climate science, plasma physics, biology, molecular systems, and mathematical modeling and algorithms.

9. Chine – National Supercomputing Center in Shenzhen

Nebulae was the supercomputer used in china. Afterwards a supercomputer with 1.27 petaflop speed was the game changer for long established labs in other countries.

10. US – NASA Advanced Supercomputing Division. – Pleiades

Pleiades is the Supercomputer which was developed by NASA. The Pleiades Supercomputer are used to search images of the galaxy for other planets like Earth. The computational speed of Pleiades is 1.24 petaflops. With the help of Pleiades, the team had discovered a planet that orbits two stars called a Circumbinary planet.


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