The US has again taken the lead in the global supercomputing sector because of a large investment by the Department of Energy, which made $260 million available to fund the development of the Summit supercomputer, located at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
According to the Top500.org, which measures these things, the Summit supercomputing system is capable of 122,300 teraflops a second.
A teraflop is a trillion floating point operations. A petaflop is 1,000 times a teraflop, or a quadrillion flops. [Read more…] about World’s fastest supercomputers: US takes the lead again in high-performance computing