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Chinese Computer Trumps US One as World's Fastest

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A Chinese scientific research center has built the fastest supercomputer ever made, replacing the United States as maker of the swiftest machine, and giving China bragging rights as a technology superpower.

The computer, known as Tianhe-1A, has 1.4 times the horsepower of the current top computer, which is at a national laboratory in Tennessee, as measured by the 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.

Source: CNBC

To be fair I believe the U.S. still has more supercomputers at the top of the list, but this is probably going to change.
 

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The USA is probably going to have to share a spot at the top soon.
 

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Is there any area in which the U.S. is moving ahead compared to the rest of the world? All I ever see is declining economy, declining manufacturing, declining education, declining tech industry, declining this, declining everything.
 

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Is there any area in which the U.S. is moving ahead compared to the rest of the world? All I ever see is declining economy, declining manufacturing, declining education, declining tech industry, declining this, declining everything.

We're #1 in the number of people we incarcerate (both per capita and in absolute terms). We're also #1 or #2 in obesity...I think Mexico surpassed us a couple years ago, but I'm confident we can take back our title with enough determination and Big Macs. :lol:
 
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I think China has more prisoners in absolute terms and russia has a close incarceration rate. Not sure though.
 

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Oh boy, China has the fastest super computer...The end is near!
 

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Yeah, because there are no liberals in Communist China. Communist China.
 
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