Meet the world’s most powerful computer

China houses the world’s most powerful computer

Two decades ago China did not have a single super-computer, now it is home to the world’s most powerful computer.

China only started production of its first computer chips in 2001 but it has developed att a rapid pace.

Now, the computer that can carry out 93 quadrillion calculations per second, has 41,000 chips and is twice as fast as the last super-computer (also Chinese) is called the Sunway TaihuLight.

Calculations that computers like this can carry out in record speed will help analyse complicated data such as variations in weather patterns over months and years and decades.