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Photos: The world's 25 fastest supercomputers

US back on top

The latest TOP500 list of the fastest supercomputers in the world is out, and while the US is back in pole position for the first time in six years, Chinese machines continue to dominate the wider list.

The new TOP500 list is led by Summit, a US Department of Energy supercomputer capable of performing 122 quadrillion floating-point operations per second.

While there are many changes in the top 25, most of machines still rely on vast numbers of Intel CPUs, aided by Nvidia GPUs or many-core Intel Xeon Phi processors.

Here are the 25 most powerful machines in the TOP500 list of supercomputers.

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Nick Heath is chief reporter for TechRepublic. He writes about the technology that IT decision makers need to know about, and the latest happenings in the European tech scene.

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