IBM Sequoia has toppled Japan’s K computer to become the world’s fastest supercomputer.
The computer is 1.5 times faster than it’s Japanese competitor and can calculate in one hour what otherwise would take 6.7 billion people using hand calculators 320 years to determine if they worked non-stop.
It is also more energy efficient using 7.9 megawatts of energy compared to the K computer which uses 12.6 megawatts.
“Sequoia is a major achievement in computing. It sets a new world record by a considerable margin and its technology requires one tenth of the space than the previous number one,” said IBM in a statement.
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