Photo: OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LABORATORYY American supercomputer Summit

The productivity Summit is 200 petaflops, more than twice the capacity of the Chinese supercomputer Sunway TaihuLight.

Engineers of the national laboratory under the U.S. Department of energy announced the creation of the world ‘s most powerful supercomputer called Summit. This writes the MIT Technology Review.

According to the publication, the performance of Summit up to 200 petaflops, which equals 200 million billion floating point operations per second.

“For comparison, everyone on Earth needs to perform the operation every second for 305 days to cope with what the new machine can do in one moment,” the article reads.

The productivity Summit is more than twice the capacity of the Chinese supercomputer Sunway TaihuLight (93 petaflops), which previously was considered the most powerful computer in the world.

It is reported that scientists intend to use the Summit to search for possible links between genes and cancer, as well as patterns in the occurrence of dependency on narcotic substances. Also, the supercomputer can be used for climate modeling that can have a positive impact on the accuracy of weather forecasts.

We will remind, the American developers in 2015 working on a project do not expire and do not require updates during the 100 years of the computer.


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