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CNNMoney: 5 of the World’s Fastest Supercomputers

UT computer scientist Jack Dongarra’s Top 500 list of the world’s fastest supercomputers has been released. While the positions haven’t changed, there were shake-ups. For one, K Computer, which became the world’s fastest supercomputer by a factor of three five months ago, has been upgraded and is now four times faster than the next-fastest.

Supercomputer TOP500 Rankings Released: Japan’s K Computer Receives “A”

In the world’s most powerful supercomputer rankings, Japan takes the number one spot, grabbing the title away from its Chinese competitor. Built by Fujitsu Co. and installed at the Riken Advanced Institute for Computational Science, “Computer K” returns Japan to the Top500 list for the first time in seven years.