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China’s exascale supercomputer to be operational by 2020

China is developing a supercomputer capable of at least a billion billion calculations per second that will be operationalised by 2020, a top official has said.

 According to the national plan for the next generation of high performance computers, China will develop an ‘exascale computer’ during the 13th Five-Year-Plan period (2016-2020). At present, Tianhe-1the first supercomputer performs various tasks including oil exploration.         

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