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Photos: The world's fastest supercomputers

The top 10

The TOP500 list of the world’s fastest supercomputers is out - with a new entry at the head of the list.

Taking the top spot is a Chinese machine that, unlike the previous frontrunner Tianhe-2, uses Chinese rather than US-designed processors.

US and European machines are also present throughout the top 10, with many supercomputers returning from earlier lists.

Here are the world’s fastest supercomputers according to the TOP500 list, together with a breakdown of their specs.

Image: LLNL

By Nick Heath

Nick Heath is a computer science student and was formerly a journalist at TechRepublic and ZDNet.