The Tianhe-2 can perform 33,860 trillion calculations a second, but it will not have much chance to run at full working capacity. Photo: Xinhua The Tianhe-2 can perform 33,860 trillion calculations a second, but it will not have much chance to run at full working capacity. Photo: Xinhua
The Tianhe-2 can perform 33,860 trillion calculations a second, but it will not have much chance to run at full working capacity. Photo: Xinhua

World's fastest computer, Tianhe-2, might get very little use

The Tianhe-2 has been hailed as an example of China's tech muscle, but some experts say it may be too powerful for most tasks

The Tianhe-2 can perform 33,860 trillion calculations a second, but it will not have much chance to run at full working capacity. Photo: Xinhua The Tianhe-2 can perform 33,860 trillion calculations a second, but it will not have much chance to run at full working capacity. Photo: Xinhua
The Tianhe-2 can perform 33,860 trillion calculations a second, but it will not have much chance to run at full working capacity. Photo: Xinhua
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