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Photos: The world's 25 fastest supercomputers

Summit: #1 on the TOP500 supercomputers list

The latest TOP500 supercomputer list is out, and they all have one thing in common: They all run on Linux.

The new TOP500 list is led for the second time by Summit, a US Department of Energy supercomputer capable of performing 200 quadrillion floating-point operations per second.

Another US-based supercomputer, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's Sierra, maintains its number two position, while the Chinese National Computing Center's Sunway TaihuLight is number three.

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

Editor's note: This gallery was first published in February 2016, and it was updated in December 2019 by Brandon Vigliarolo to reflect the current TOP500 supercomputer list.

By Nick Heath

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