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The 11 most powerful supercomputers in the world

These aren't your ordinary PCs. Capable of computing thousands of teraflops a second, these supercomputers are used to do things like simulate nuclear reaction or solve complex physics problems.

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1. Titan (Cray, Inc., 17590.0 TFlops/s) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, TN
Oak Ridge National Laboratory/NVIDIA Corporation

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2. Sequoia (IBM, 16324.8 TFlops/s) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, CA
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

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3. K Computer (Fujitsu, 10510.0 TFlops/s) at RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Science in Kobe, Japan
Fujitsu

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4. Mira (IBM, 8162.4) at Argonne National Laboratory in Argonne, IL
Argonne National Laboratory/IBM

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5. JUQUEEN (IBM, 4141.2 TFlop/s) at Jülich Research Center in Jülich, Germany
FZ Jülich

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6. SuperMUC (IBM, 2897.0 TFlops/s) at Leibniz Supercomputing Center in Garching, Germany
Leibniz Rechenzentrum

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7. Stampede (Dell, 2660.3 TFlops/s) at Texas Advanced Computing Center in Austin, TX
Texas Advanced Computing Center/Univ. of Texas

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8. Tianhe-1A (NUDT, 2566.0 TFlop/s) at National Supercomputing Center in Tianjin, China
National Supercomputing Center

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9. Fermi (IBM, 1725.5 TFlop/s) at CINECA in Bologna, Italy
IBM/CINECA

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10. DARPA Trial Subset (IBM, 1515.0 TFlops/s) at IBM Development Engineering in the U.S.
DARPA

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11. Curie (Bull SA, 1359.0 TFlop/s) at CEA in Bruyeres-le-Chatel, France
CEA/Bull

The 11 most powerful supercomputers in the world

These aren't your ordinary PCs. Capable of computing thousands of teraflops a second, these supercomputers are used to do things like simulate nuclear reaction or solve complex physics problems.

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