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Visualising the race to build the world’s fastest supercomputers (Mohammed Hussein, Al Jazeera)

They are the most powerful machines on Earth, used in everything from investigating the best treatments for the coronavirus to uncovering the origins of the universe.

Capable of performing quadrillions (the number represented as one followed by 15 zeros) of calculations per second, supercomputers are central in the global technology and information race – one that is particularly fierce between China and the United States.

Visualising the race to build the world’s fastest supercomputers | Infographic News | Al Jazeera