India leads at 9th for owning Supercomputers

Supercomputers are the fastest computing systems and are usually used for handling huge amount of data  and inferring complex phenomenon like climate change, nuclear reactions, origin of universe, etc. The standard unit of measuring computational power is FLOPS – floating point operations per second.

Chinese Supercomputer Sunway Taihulight is ranked fastest in the world, according to Top500 (supercomputer ranking project). This supercomputer has computational ability of 93 petaflops, more than a billion times faster than a normal computer.

The supercomputer requires to be kept under intense cooling system as it can generate higher temperatures due to computations.

Other top ranked countries that own supercomputer include USA, China, Germany, Japan and France.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s