IBM Sequoia has named the worlds fastest supercomputers for the United States of America. The newly installed system trumped Japan’s K Computer made by Fujitsu which fell to second place, the BBC reported.
It is the first time the U.S. can claim pole position since it was beaten by China two years ago. Sequoia will be used to carry out simulations to help extend the life of aging nuclear weapons, avoiding the need for real-world underground tests. The Supercomputer is capable of calculating in one hour what otherwise would take 6.7 billion people using hand calculators 320 years to complete if they worked non-stop.