Number of top 500 supercomputers worldwide 2019, by country

As of June 2019, 219 of the world’s 500 most powerful supercomputers were located in China, a figure which nearly doubled that of its nearest competitor, the United States, which accounted for an additional 116 supercomputers. Together, the two nations account for around two-thirds of the world’s most powerful supercomputers.

Supercomputers

As the name suggests, a supercomputer is a machine with massive computing power, capable of working with huge amounts of data and performing incredibly complex computations. Chinese tech company Lenovo is the vendor with the highest market share among the most powerful supercomputers in the world, with other China-based brands such as Inspur and Sugon serving as its nearest competitors in the market. All of the 500 most powerful supercomputers in the world use different operating systems based on the same open-source Linux kernel. The most powerful supercomputer in the world as of June 2019 is Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Summit, located in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Summit utilizes well over two million computer cores and is aimed at research in the fields of energy, artificial intelligence, and human health.

Distribution of the 500 most powerful supercomputers in the world as of June 2019, by country

Number of supercomputers
China219
United States116
Japan29
France19
United Kingdom18
Germany14
Ireland13
Netherlands13
Canada8
Rest of world51
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Source

Release date

July 2019

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

June 2019

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