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Meet the new fastest supercomputer in the world

It's more powerful than a million high-end laptops.
summit supercomputer

Summit needs more than 4,000 gallons of water a minute to cool it.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Later this month, when a ranking of supercomputers called the TOP500 comes out, the highest spot is expected to go to an American machine called Summit.

If you wanted to put Summit on your desk, you’d need a workstation that’s about the size of two tennis courts. That’s because this particular machine occupies 5,600 square will be published on June 25, and Jack Dongarra, a professor at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and one of the list’s authors, says via email that he expects this machine will come in first.)

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