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Chinese Milky Way-2 Now Fastest Supercomputer on Planet

Twice as fast as the previous U.S. record-holder

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A Chinese supercomputer has taken the top spot in a list of the fastest machines on the planet – demonstrating almost twice the performance of the US computer that previously held the title.

The Tianhe-2, or Milky Way-2, a supercomputer developed by China's National University of Defense Technology, is the most powerful computer in the world according to the TOP500 list.