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The world’s fastest “supercomputer“ has a computing power of 93,015 teraflops, i.e. it can carry out nearly 100,000 trillion floating point operations per second. While that only sounds like Chinese to the uninformed ear, Sunway TaihuLight, the computer topping the current TOP500 ranking of supercomputers, is indeed located in China. 

Supercomputers are used to run complicated simulations that involve a large number of variables. Common use cases include economic and climate modeling, neurological research and nuclear science. The following chart ranks the Top 10 systems based on their computational performance.

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