China builds world's fastest supercomputer

Beijing, June 17 (IANS) China Monday announced that it has built the world's fastest supercomputer which is capable of performing 33.86 quadrillion operations per second, surpassing the US Titan supercomputer.

The Tianhe-2 has a peak performance speed of 54.9 quadrillion operations per second, according to the National University of Defence Technology, which built the computer, reported Xinhua.

The computer's predecessor, the Tianhe-1A, was the world's fastest supercomputer from November 2010 to June 2011, when it was surpassed by Japan's K computer.

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