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The world's fastest supercomputers totally made in China

  • Author:July
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  • Release on :2016-06-21

China has built the world's fastestsupercomputer using locally made microchips, a survey says

China has builtthe world's fastest supercomputer using locally made microchips, a survey saidMonday, the first time the country has taken the top spot without using UStechnology.

The SunwayTaihuLight machine is twice as fast as the previous number one, which was builtin China with chips from US firm Intel, the Top500 survey of supercomputerssaid on its website www.top500.org.

China also hasmore top-ranked supercomputers than the US for the first time since the surveybegan, with 167 compared to 165.

It plans toopen the world's largest radio telescope in southeastern China this year,state-media reported.

But despitesome gains the country's scientific output still lags behind, and itsuniversities generally fare poorly in global rankings.