The annual Top500 list of supercomputers has been released, and this year the winning supercomputer, Nebulae, has a theoretical peak performance at 2.98 PFlop/s.
Of course, given the human wish to compete over things, one way to look at the results is by country, to see who’s got the top supercomputers. China won this year, for example, but the United States has by far the largest proportion* of these brilliant machines.
Helpfully, the BBC has made an interactive infographic for anyone who’d like to know more about who has what.
There’s also a great article on the subject of supercomputers, which can be found here.
UPDATE: It’s encouraging to see that New Zealand is represented in the list. We have 7, and you can see details about them here. Yay HP!
*It’s worth noting that the machines in the list are those admitted to by governments. It doesn’t involve classified supercomputers, which might change the picture a bit.