by Bec Crew, Science Alert
1,000,000,000,000,000,000 calculations per second
If you’ve never heard of an exascale computer before – known unofficially as a super-supercomputer – don’t worry, it doesn’t even exist yet.
But 2017 could be the year that all changes, because China just announced that its world-first exascale supercomputer prototype is due for completion in the coming months. If this thing works as it should, it will be the fastest computer in the world, capable of performing 1 quintillion (a billion billion) calculations per second. Continue reading China says its world-first ‘exascale’ supercomputer is almost complete