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Obama rolls out initiative to boost US supercomputer capability

China currently leads the supercomputer race with the Tianhe-2 computer, developed by China’s National University of Defense Technology, heading the list for over two years. The Tianhe-2’s maximum achieved performance of 33.86 petaflops per second (quadrillions of calculations per second) on the Linpack benchmark is almost double that of Titan, a Cray XK7 supercomputer installed at the U.S. Department of Energy, which rated 17.59 petaflops per second, according to latest edition of the Top500 list of the world’s top supercomputers.