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IBM's Summit becomes world's fastest supercomputer

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IBM's supercomputer Summit overtook China's Sunway TaihuLight to become the world's fastest supercomputer.
Xinhua

IBM's supercomputer Summit overtook China's Sunway TaihuLight to become the world's fastest supercomputer, according to a biannual ranking of the world's 500 fastest supercomputers, or the Top500, published on Monday.

Summit, recently unveiled at the US Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee State, captured the number one spot with a performance of 122.3 petaflops on high-Performance linpack, the benchmark used to rank the Top500 list, the statement said.

A petaflop is a measure of a computer's processing speed.


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