The Speedy Ones

Most of the world's 500 fastest supercomputers can be found in China, BBC News reports.

The newest Top500 survey, which ranks the most powerful supercomputers, includes 202 systems in China. The US comes in second with 143 systems, while Japan and Germany round out the top four slots with 35 and 20 systems, respectively, the BBC adds.

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