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Humanoid robot AILA (artificial intelligence lightweight android) operates a switchboard during a demonstration by the German research centre for artificial intelligence at the CeBit computer fair in Hanover.
 
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Top 10 supercomputers, China beats US

Beating the United States, China has made a giant leap in the field of supercomputers.

However, India has no supercomputers in the top 50 list. Two supercomputers from India feature among the top 100 fastest supercomputers in the world.

The supercomputer at the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM) is ranked 36th while ParamYuva II at the Centre for Development of Advanced computing (C-DAC) has 69th rank.

Supercomputers are super achievers, giving highest and most enviable performance at any given time.

Cray 1, released in 1975, is considered to be the first real supercomputer.

Supercomputers help in computational science, quantum mechanics, weather forecasting, climate research, oil and gas exploration, molecular modeling and physical simulations.

Take a look at the world’s top 10 supercomputers…

 

Image: Humanoid robot AILA (artificial intelligence lightweight android) operates a switchboard during a demonstration by the German research centre for artificial intelligence at the CeBit computer fair in Hanover.
Photograph: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters
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