China’s Supercomputers Rank 1st and 2nd, America’s Rank Falls to 5th

China’s Taihulight supercomputer. Global Times’ photo.

According to the 49th edition of TOP500 list released on June 19 in conjunction with the opening session of ISC High Performance conference in Frankfurt, Germany, China’s Sunway TaihuLight is “far and away the most powerful number-cruncher on the planet” “(w)ith a Linpack performance of 93 petaflops”.

China’s Tianhe-2, (Milky Way-2), ranks the 2nd with a Linpack mark of 33.9 petaflops.

Swiss Piz Daint ranks the 3rd with 19.6 petaflops.

America’s Mira (8,6 petaflops), an IBM BlueGene/Q system installed at DOE’s Argonne National Laboratory, ranks only the 5th.

Source ISC TOP500 Team “TOP500 List Refreshed, US Edged Out of Third Place” (summary by Chan Kai Yee of the report, full text of which can be found at


One Comment on “China’s Supercomputers Rank 1st and 2nd, America’s Rank Falls to 5th”

  1. Steve says:

    Luckily for Swiss Piz Daint, there is no Tianhe-3 (milky 3). China would have taken 1, 2, 3. Looks like the US Mira has flip flopped.

    When Professor Pan introduces the Quantum Supercomputer, it would be Out of this earth World. Only an extraterrestrial alien existence from deep space maybe the only unknown competitor.