The 10 Most Powerful Supercomputers In The World


With a peak performance of 9.6 petaflops, the Stampede supercomputer based at the University of Texas is able to carry out more than 9 quadrillion math operations per second. The institute claims that they are using the supercomputer to carry out foundational research for data-intensive science and engineering.


The Shaheen is the successor to a much less powerful supercomputer. It was completed in 2011 and is owned by the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia, making it the first such computer system to break into the top supercomputers in the world from the Middle East. The research team is using Shaheen to support their scientific and research endeavors.