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Developing software, talent are key challenges - The Straits Times

Developing software, talent are key challenges - The Straits Times

Despite being a relative latecomer in the world of supercomputing, China has become a powerhouse in the field, overtaking the United States in speed and in numbers. The country now has the world's fastest and second fastest supercomputers. It also claims 202 of the top 500 fastest machines in the world, outstripping the US with the highest number of supercomputers in the latest TOP500 survey announced last November. The US, in second place, has 143 systems on the list. Japan was third with 35 supercomputers and Germany fourth, with 20. "China's supercomputers developed very rapidly, especially in the past 10 years," said Dr Gan Lin, 29, the assistant director of China's National Supercomputing Centre in Wuxi, eastern China. It is home to Sunway TaihuLight, the world's fastest supercomputer. Known in Chinese as "Shenwei, Taihu zhi guang" or "Divine power, the light of Taihu...

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