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China's Supercomputing Goal: From 'zero To Hero'

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National Supercomputing Center, Tianjin

The new National Supercomputing Center in Tianjin is just one of China's new supercomputing centers, with three more under construction around the country.

Louisa Lim / NPR

China basked in a moment of technological glory last November when it nudged out the U.S. as home of the world's fastest supercomputer. The achievement was short-lived—after just six months, a Japanese supercomputer three times as fast supplanted the Chinese machine—but it generated intense national pride.

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