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This Supercomputer Can Handle 200,000 Trillion Calculations Per Second

 - Jun 11, 2018
References: ornl.gov & newatlas
The Oak Ridge National Laboratory, a research and engineering facility operated by the U.S. Department of Energy, has revealed an extraordinarily powerful supercomputer that is capable of processing a scarcely believable 200,000 trillion calculations per second, making it more powerful than all other supercomputers out there.

Dubbed 'Summit,' this powerful supercomputer is designed to easily handle exascale calculations, which are operations that require at least a billion calculations per second.

The supercomputer is set to be initially used for research on heavy elements, public health data analysis and artificial intelligence. In the long-term, supercomputers with this kind of power are set to be exceptionally useful for AI research, machine learning projects as well as deep learning and high-inquiry projects in the realms of physics and medicine.