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Less expensive commodity cluster machines now make up the bulk of supercomputers. However, some researchers wonder if the movement away from vector machines, which many consider more capable of handling exceedingly complex problems, might hurt future research.
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This year China's latest top machine took top place, pushing out the previous list's leader which was also Chinese.
China has overtaken the US with 167 computers in the top 500 while the US has 165.
China builds world's most powerful computer - BBC News
All in just 12 years.
And this year's top machine processes in 15 seconds what the top machine 12 years ago ran in a year.
Who has a spare two minutes to play in this month's FG Trivia game!