In Pictures: 15 amazing tech feats and world records

Not to be outdone by athletes at this summer’s Olympic games, techies have been setting some world records of their own of late.

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Fastest supercomputer

There is a new reigning fastest supercomputer as of this summer. IBM’s Sequoia is a 16.32 petaflop machine that runs on about 1.5 million processing cores at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California. It recently surpassed Fujitsu K, which is a 10.51 petaflop megamachine running on 705,024 cores, to become the most powerful supercomputer in the world.

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