Supercomputer: China at the Top

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Sunway Taihulight June 2016 Top500 1st

Sunway TaihuLight (ST) is the new No. 1 system of the June 2016 TOP500 list of the most powerful supercomputers in the world.
The exascale (1000 Pflop/s)1 supercomputer race is roaring, but does HEP need supercomputers?

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  1. a PFlop/s is a quadrillions of calculations (floating point) per second