Collaborative project using 3D printing technology to develop next generation bicycle safety helmets – A pioneering collaborative project has been launched in Wales to improve bicycle safety helmet performance using state-of-the-art 3D printing and supercomputing technology.
MANNHEIM, Germany; BERKELEY, Calif.; and KNOXVILLE, Tenn.—For the fourth consecutive time, Tianhe-2, a supercomputer developed by China’s National University of Defense Technology, has retained its position as the world’s No. 1 system with a performance of 33.86 petaflop/s (quadrillions of calculations per second) on the Linpack benchmark, according to the 44th edition of the twice-yearly TOP500 list of the world’s most powerful supercomputers.
Traditionally, one of the most exciting opening elements of the annual SC event is the announcement of the list of the Top 500 supercomputers on the planet. There are often surprises or at the very least, some notable movements as large systems enter the list, offering new ways to track architectural and system design trends.
As the results of the 44th round of the Big Iron game of thrones are about to be announced, let’s put this in context by taking a synoptic look at the historical data from the perspective of competition among nations.