Located in the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the Summit supercomputer is recognized as the fastest in the world. It is capable of performing 200 quadrillion calculations per second. The average computer is slower by about 100 million times.
The computing power is 200 petaflops – this is 75 units higher than the previous champion TaihuLight from China.
Summit is planned to be used for scientific purposes. It is reported that the supercomputer will help in the development of new treatments for Alzheimer’s disease. The system has enough power to handle a huge array of medical information.
The developers hope that in the future they will be able to create an Excomputer – it will be able to perform up to a quintillion (a figure with 18 zeros) of operations per second, that is, it will be five times faster than Summit.