A supercomputer is a computer that shows off an incredibly high level of performance. Not only that, but they're an integral part of computational science, which includes quantum mechanics, climate research, weather forecasting, and more, and supercomputers have the ability to process information at an incredibly faster rate than those of traditional computers. From the research team at HP, this infographic looks at the fastest supercomputers ever built and who built them.
Among the 50 fastest supercomputers ever, it's the United States that has created the most (16), followed by Japan (10), France (5), Germany (5), Italy (3), and China (2). Supercomputers are typically ranked by their Rmax score, which is used to measure a supercomputer's performance in teraflops. By this, it was determined that the fastest supercomputer ever is the Supercomputer Fugaku (442,010.00 teraflops per second). This supercomputer was created in Japan in 2020, and was created by Fujitsu.