Japan has ranked first place of the TOP500 supercomputer rankings. It came ahead of two U.S.-based systems and two Chinese-built systems. Japan's Fugaku system also ranked ninth for energy efficiency.
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The U.S. Department of Energy and IBM this week announced Summit, their latest and greatest supercomputer. Its purported 200 quadrillion calculations per second would make it the fastest in the world.
The TOP500 list for November has been released and China, as ever, is doing very well. The U.S., on the other hand, has gotten a bit of a battering with losses on multiple fronts, to China and Japan.
Japan is reportedly working on a new supercomputer which it hopes will knock China off its number one spot in the TOP500 ranking list. The finished computer will help advance artificial intelligence.
China has topped the TOP500 supercomputer list with a new computer called Sunway TaihuLight. The TaihuLight is capable of 93 petaflops compared to the previous number one, which scored 33 petaflops.