Gallery: The top 20 supercomputers in the world

​1. Sunway TaihuLight

With 500 computers in this twice annual list it would be too much to publish all of them here. What follows is the top 20 from Top 500's November 2016 list of the fastest supercomputers, starting with the Sunway TaihuLight.

The TaihuLight can be found at the National Supercomputing Center in Wuxi, China. It has held the top spot since it came onto the list in June 2016, and there's a good reason: It dwarfs the competition.

  • Total cores: 10,649,600
  • Rmax(TFlops/s): 93,014.6
  • Rpeak (TFlops/s): 135,435.9
  • Memory: 1,310,720 GB

Image: National Supercomputing Center

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