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Infographic: The Fastest Supercomputers Ever Built and Who Built Them

Supercomputers are an important part of computational science, including weather forecasting, climate research, quantum mechanics, molecular modeling, and cryptanalysis, as they are able to process information more quickly than a traditional computer. The United States has historically been a leader in supercomputer development, but other countries’ technology and research have been catching up. The HP research team consulted data from supercomputer ranking project TOP500 to visualize the most powerful supercomputers in the world as well as their country and company of development.

Supercomputers vs Superviruses: Why Tech is Our Best Hope in the Coronavirus Pandemic

In this contributed article, Golnar Pooya, a partner with IBM Digital Strategy practice, and an advisor at 7 Gate Ventures, suggests that in light of the global pandemic, AI gives us an incredible chance to protect life and we must arm it with the information it needs to do so. This outbreak only confirms the position of technology as mankind’s most important tool in protecting global health.

Supercomputers and Machine Learning: A Perfect Match

In this contributed article, technology writer Gilad David Maayan suggests that when considering complex or very large data sets, using the largest and most powerful computers in the world sounds ideal. High-performance computing is a perfect match for complex machine learning and big data models. These supercomputers can easily process billions of calculations, improving the capabilities of machine learning technologies.