The 10 Most Powerful Supercomputers In The World

Piz Daint

Piz Daint is just the second supercomputer that makes it onto the most powerful list that hails from Europe, along with Juqueen. Taking its name from a nearby mountain, the supercomputer is used by the Swiss National Supercomputing Center for HPC research.


Developed by IBM, Mira is a Blue Gene/Q supercomputer that went into operation in 2011. It is has a performance of 8.59 petaflops and takes up 1,632 square feet of space thanks to its huge size and number of computer nodes. With 750 TB of memory, it is one of the most efficient computers ever made and is owned by the Argonne National Laboratory to work on energy problems, seismology, climatology and chemistry.