Tianhe-2 or TH-2 (Chinese: 天河-2; pinyin: tiānhé-èr; literally: “Heavenriver-2”, that is, “Milky Way 2”)

is a 33.86-petaflop supercomputer located in National Supercomputer Center in Guangzhou.
It was developed by a team of 1,300 scientists and engineers. It is capable of performing 33.86 quadrillion floating-point calculations per second, It is (and still) the world’s fastest supercomputer according to the TOP500 lists for June 2013, November 2013, June 2014, November 2014 and June 2015. The development of Tianhe-2 was sponsored by the 863 High Technology Program, initiated by the Chinese government, the government of Guangdong province, and the government of Guangzhou city.

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