China, having successfully developed the world’s fastest supercomputer, now poses a more serious threat than ever to the United States militarily, and to Japan commercially.

China’s Tianhe-1A computer has been recognized as having greater computing capabilities than any other supercomputer in existence, anywhere, although Chinese superiority in this area might be short-lived because both the U.S. and Japan are likely to come up with next-generation supercomputers that surpass the Chinese model within the next year or two.

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