Summit and Sierra, two supercomputers manufactured by IBM, helped America maintain its leading position in the world's top 500 fastest supercomputers rankings. The United States remains the world's fastest producer of supercomputers, and China is in second place because it hasn't released any new supercomputers in recent months.
Behind the Summit and Sierra are Sunwey TaihuLight and China's Tianhe-2A, installed in Wuxi and Guangzhou. Frontera, located at the University of Texas, is the only new supercomputer to reach the top 10.
Sunwey TaihuLight supercomputer of China
The ability to produce advanced supercomputers is an important measure in assessing the technical capabilities of nations because they are widely used for tasks such as weather forecasting, ocean current modeling. , energy technology and simulation of nuclear explosions. Today, the need for supercomputers is increasing due to the development of artificial intelligence.
China is planning to upgrade multi-billion dollar supercomputer infrastructure to take the top position of the US. In 2018, after 5 years of being surpassed by China, the US regained the title of the world's leading supercomputer manufacturer and maintained its position ever since.
IBM Summit Super Calculator
According to insider sources, China is planning to deploy a new Shuguang supercomputer at a speed of 50% higher than the current best US machine is Summit. If this plan goes smoothly, China will surpass the United States to become the fastest supercomputer country this year. The ranking of Top 500 fastest super computers in the world was published twice a year, in June and November.
China and the United States are still the two countries with the most supercomputers in the world, accounting for 43.8% and 23.2% of the world's fastest global supercomputers respectively. In the ranking released 7 months ago, China and the US accounted for 45m4 and 21.8% of the world's fastest supercomputers.
Japan is considered the third largest country when accounting for 5.8% of the world's fastest supercomputers.