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The United States has unveiled the world’s fastest supercomputer, overtaking the previous title held by China.

IBM says its supercomputer called Summit based at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee, can perform 200 thousand trillion calculations each second, a speed called 200 petaflops.

This is as fast as each of the planet's 7.6 billion people doing 26 million calculations per second on a hand calculator, CNET reported.

It is also nearly twice as fast the the Chinese supercomputer Sunway TaihuLight and eight times more powerful than Cray’s Titan supercomputer, which debuted as the world’s leading computer in 2012 with 76 quadrillion calculations per second. Titan dropped to fourth place in the world last year after China and Switzerland overtook it.
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