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The 5 Fastest Computers In The World



September 23rd, 2013 by in Tech with 3,305 Views

We all love technology and appreciate how much technology has done to change the world. There are quicker modes of communication, doing business and a great industrial revolution. Have you heard of the world’s 5 fastest computers? With the recent rapid technological advancements, computers are faster and more sophisticated. Presently, here are the 5 fastest computers in the world:

1. Tianhe-2 Super Computer

Developed in China, the Tianhe-2 super computer takes the top position as the world’s fastest computer. It overtook Americans Titan Super computer which was initially standing at the top.  Its speed is 33.9 petaflops meaning that it can perform quadrillions of calculations every second. The computer was manufactured by the University of Defense Technology in China. Some people also calls this computer the Milky Way 2.

Tianhe-2 Super Computer

2. The Titan Super Computer

Initially, the Titan was the world’s fastest computer until the emergence of Tianhe-2. The Titan was developed by an American company known as Cray and currently resides in the National Laboratory at the U.S Department of Energy. The speed of this computer stands at 17.6 petaflops.

The Titan Super Computer

3. The K Computer

The K Computer is from Japan and once held the title of the fastest computer in the world with a speed of 10 petaflops. This computer is currently residing at Riken Advanced Institute for Computational Science in Japan.

The K Computer

4. The Stampede Super Computer

Manufactured by Dell, stampede super computer makes it to the fastest computers in the world with a speed of 5.2 petaflops. The computer is found in the United States and stands among the largest open computer systems in the world. This means that any researcher wishing to use it for research is allowed to connect to it.

The Stampede Super Computer

5. Juqueen Super Computer

Found in Germany, Juqueen Super computer is developed by IBM and gets its slot as the fifth fastest computer in the world with a speed of 5 petaflops. It is also the most powerful computer in Europe.

Juqueen Super Computer

There are about 500 super computers with high speeds in the world. However, the five listed above take their position in relation to their speed. Perhaps in the near future, the world fastest computers will change because of the rapid rate at which technology is changing.

  • Michael Six

    I wonder what the smartest computer in the world is? Sure, a computer can be fast, but I don’t think that directly correlates with ability to comprehend.

  • efpierce

    Wait, a minute, my laptop isn’t listed on there, what gives? :)
    I wonder what kind of heat those units put out and what kind of power consumption they have.

  • MD Golam Rabbani

    It’s a great news for our technology sector. I spent most of time with computer. That’s why any computer related good news make cress y. Expecting more article like that.

  • Geofrey Bett

    Technology is key in our day to day life and especially for us who have since learned to appreciate and apply technology since childhood.My worry is the sizes of these computers,I wished they were the size of my Laptop,I would have ordered for one now.

  • Joseph John

    I thought that my 256 MB RAM, 40 GB hard disk, windows 95 was the bomb!

  • liz soliven

    Super computers were intended for large enterprises with large network in them, I wonder how fast it is in actual. Looking forward to managing some of these one day

  • Sakil Hossen

    Well Tianhe-2 super computer configuration is totally blasted my mind away. Now that’s a hell of a computer. I really like each one details provided here but I’ve curiosity now to learn more about these technological giants.