Chinese 'homegrown' supercomputer named world's fastest

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Image Courtesy of Li Xiang/Xinhua via AP
Image Courtesy of Li Xiang/Xinhua via AP

By The Associated Press, June 20, 2016 

Sunway TaihuLight is the 1st computer using only Chinese-designed processors to earn ‘fastest’ title

A Chinese supercomputer has topped a list of the world’s fastest computers for the seventh straight year — and for the first time the winner uses only Chinese-designed processors instead of U.S. technology.

The announcement Monday is a new milestone for Chinese supercomputer development and a further erosion of past U.S. dominance of the field.

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