Interchanger cables of the Sunway TaihuLight, a new Chinese supercomputer, in Wuxi city in June 2016. Performing 93 quadrillion calculations per second, TaihuLight dethroned China's Tianhe-2 from the top in a list of the 500 most powerful supercomputers in the world. Photo: Xinhua.

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Interchanger cables of the Sunway TaihuLight, a new Chinese supercomputer, in Wuxi city in June 2016. Performing 93 quadrillion calculations per second, TaihuLight dethroned China's Tianhe-2 from the top in a list of the 500 most powerful supercomputers in the world. Photo: Xinhua.
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