The Sunway TaihuLight supercomputer, based in Wuxi, is the world’s fastest supercomputer. Photo: Xinhua

Chinese scientists create biggest virtual universe with world’s fastest computer, beating European record

The achievement, which dwarfed Switzerland’s record set only last month, will help researchers in their efforts to unlock the secrets of the cosmos

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The Sunway TaihuLight supercomputer, based in Wuxi, is the world’s fastest supercomputer. Photo: Xinhua
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Stephen Chen

Stephen Chen

Stephen Chen investigates major research projects in China, a new power house of scientific and technological innovation. He has worked for the Post since 2006. He is an alumnus of Shantou University, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and the Semester at Sea programme which he attended with a full scholarship from the Seawise Foundation.