China Takes America's #1 Spot With World's Fastest Supercomputer

GlobeTracker| China has replaced America as maker of the fastest supercomputer. Known as Tianhe-1A, the Chinese supercomputer has 1.4 times the horsepower of the current top computer, which is at a national laboratory in Tennessee. Speed is measured by a standard test used to gauge how well the systems handle mathematical calculations, said Jack Dongarra, a University of Tennessee computer scientist who maintains the official supercomputer rankings. via NYTimes