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Chinatown in Buenos Aires
Chinatown in Buenos Aires
América Economía

SANTIAGO - It was revealed a few days ago that, by the end of this year, the fastest computer in the world will be running in the National Supercomputing Center in Guangzhou, China. Under the name of Tianhe-2 or Milky Way-2, the machine is the result of a joint private sector and state undertaking made up of a local enterprise, Inspur, and the National University of Defense Technology.

This is a great achievement given that the rate at which it works (54,9 petaflops) almost equals the combined speed of the 500 fastest computers in the world in 2011. Today, within this list, the fastest single machine belongs to the U.S. Among the 100 fastest, five are Chinese and only one is Latin American (held by Petrobras). If we extend the comparison to the top 250, China has 20 and our region only two (again the contribution is Brazilian and belongs to the Brazilian National Space Research Institute).

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Ukrainian protestors stand at Brandenburg Gate in Berlin to mark Vyshyvanka Day, an International day to celebrate Ukrainian heritage and traditions

Lisa Berdet, Lila Paulou and Bertrand Hauger.

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Welcome to Friday, where Russia intensifies shelling in eastern Ukraine, Biden lands in South Korea, and a Mercedes becomes the most expensive car ever sold. Meanwhile, for German daily die Welt, Cosima Lutz explores the sizzling question of the skyrocketing price of cooking oils.

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