NYTimes: Every six months, University of Tennessee computer scientist Jack Dongarra publishes a list of the world's fastest supercomputers. For the list due to be released next week, it appears he will have a new number one--the Chinese Tianhe-1A which is roughly 1.4 times as fast as the former record holder.
According to Dongarra, the Chinese computer blows away the existing No. 1 machine. He added, We dont close the books until Nov. 1, but I would say it is unlikely we will see a system that is faster.
A U.S. computer had held the top spot since 2004.