Computers have come a long way since they were invented. From the world of Charles Babbage to a world of Bill Gates, computers have seen a lot of changes for generations. Today, the computers that we use in our everyday lives are hundreds, if not thousands of times, more powerful than the first computer. Even our smartphones can handle more complex calculations than before.
With technological advancements, computers have become increasingly more powerful, clearly. But supercomputers are the ones that are on a whole another level. These enormously powerful machines are responsible for carrying out complex calculations even for the computers we use in our daily lives. They are used for complicated simulations involving complex variables and process them within seconds.Supercomputers are mostly used for climatic modeling, economic structures, neuroscience and neurological researches, and even nuclear science.
There are a handful of companies that have developed the supercomputers. The current leading supercomputer is Fugaku, which is a product of a Japanese-based company called Fujitsu. This is said to be the powerful computing machine on the planet at the moment, which is almost three times as fast as the former leader and current runner-up supercomputer, Summit, a product of IBM.
Here is a list of 8 of the world’s top supercomputers, compared by their computational performance in Teraflops.