1. China Doubles Down
China has spent recent years making upgrade to its flagship to supercomputer, and plans to unveil two operational 100-petaflop versions before the end of 2016.They will be the world’s fastest.
2. Project Aurora
The US Department of Energy announced in 2015 that Intel and Cray are building a 180-petaflop system called Aurora at the US Argonne National Laboratory. It will cost $200 million dollars, and expects to debut in 2018.
3. The Exaflop Barrier
In 2011, Senior VP of Intel Kirk Skaugen outlined the company’s vision to reach exaflop-level performance by 2019. Such computers would be able to carry out one quintillion (1.000,000,000,000,000,000) floating-point operations per second.