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World’s Fastest Supercomputer – Titan in U.S.

Titan has been crowned as the World’s Fastest Supercomputer. Titan is the new supercomputer in U.S at Oak Ridge National Laboratory grabbed this title for it’s mind-boggling performance.

'World's Fastest Supercomputer' Titan

Credit: NVIDIA

The Titan costs approximately $100-million and is now ranked at No.1 supercomputer on the Top500 List.

The Titan has a top performance record of 17.59 pentaflops per second, in layman’s term it is quadrillions of calculations per second.

This supercomputer, the Titan is based on a Cray XK7 and is now housed at Tennessee’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Titan beat the former champion Sequoia supercomputer at California’s Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to grab this title.

Sequoia’s 1,572,864 computing cores actually outnumber Titan’s 560,640 cores, but not all computing cores are created equal. Titan draws 90 percent of its performance from having 261,632 of NVIDIA’s new K20x accelerator cores.

The top five supercomputers in the world are:

  1. Titan Cray XK47 at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (17.59 petaflops/s)
  2. Sequoia BlueGene/Q at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (16.33 petaflops/s)
  3. Fujitsu’s K computer at the RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Science in Kobe, Japan (10.51 petaflops/s)
  4. The Mira BlueGene/Q computer at Argonne National Laboratory in Lemont, Ill. (8.16 petaflops/s)
  5. The JUQUEEN BlueGene/Q computer at the Forschungszentrum Juelich in Germany. (4.14 petaflops/s)

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