Once again, China dominated a new list of the world's fastest supercomputers, not only taking the top two seats, but also pulling ahead of the US in the sheer number of systems being used.
According to a biannual ranking of the world's 500 fastest supercomputers, called the Top500, China's Sunway TaihuLight maintains the lead as the No 1 system for the fourth time, with a performance of 93.01 petaflops.
China's Tianhe-2, or Milky Way-2, is still the No 2 system at 33.86 petaflops.
The No 3 is Switzerland's Piz Daint, which is also the most powerful supercomputer in Europe. Anew system in Japan, called Gyoukou, is the No 4, pushing Titan, the top US system, to the No 5.
The 50th edition of Top500 ranking also shows that China has overtaken the US in the totalnumber of ranked systems by a margin of 202 to 144.
China has also overtaken the US in aggregate performance as well. The Asian country nowclaims 35.3% of the TOP500 flops, with the US at second place with 29.8%.