After China, Australia Launches its Biggest Supercomputer

After China, Australia Launches its Biggest Supercomputer

In order to work on some of the complex scientific models, today the biggest supercomputer of Australia has been launched at the National Computational Infrastructure (NCI) computing centre at the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra.

This computer is the fastest one in Australia. It is capable of carrying out 144,000 trillion calculations in two minutes, which means 1,200 trillion calculations per second.

This supercomputer is named `Raijin'. It will replace the occupation of Japanese god of thunder, lightning and storms.

In simpler words, Raijin which weighs 70 tonnes can perform the same number of calculations in one hour for which seven billion people will spend 20 years. In comparison to an average laptop that features four central processing units (CPUs), the supercomputer has 57,472.

Prior to this, China introduced the world's fastest supercomputer. It was almost twice as fast as the previous US record holder and this is the reason why China has been known for experiencing an enormous growth in the fields of science and technology.

This supercomputer of China was named the Tianhe-2. It was manufactured by the National University of Defence Technology in Changsha, China. It is capable of performing continuous calculations at a rate of 33,860 trillion per second.


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