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Russian supercomputers join world’s top 100 list

Russian supercomputer ranked 35, while China tops the list of the world’s most powerful supercomputers.

The fastest Russian supercomputer to join the current list is the Lomonosov-2, operating at the Moscow State University (MSU) with a capacity of 1.849 PFLOPS, which puts it on position 35 on the list. The supercomputer is made by T-Platforms, a hi-tech company based in St.Petersburg. China’s Tianhe-2 tops the global list for the sixth year running. Developed at a major Chinese defense technology think-tank, the supercomputer, whose name is translated into English as “Milky Way-2,” reportedly operates with a Linpack test proven capacity of 33.86 PFLOPS (1,000,000,000,000,000 floating point operations per second). The U.S.’ Titan (Cray XK7) ranks second with a capacity of 17.59 PFLOPS. It’s interesting to note that the number of Chinese supercomputers has nearly tripled since the previous edition, while the U.S presence on the list is the lowest since the Top 500 was first published back in 1993.