17 of the best computers and supercomputers to grace the planet

Earth Simulator was the world's fastest supercomputer between 2002 and 2004. It was built to model the effects of global warming on our planet.  (image credit: Kestrel/Wikipedia)
Blue Gene was designed to reach petaFLOP operating speeds and managed to rank as one of the most powerful and power-efficient supercomputers in the world.  (image credit: Blue Gene / P From Argonne National Laboratory)
ENIAC was one of the very first supercomputers. It was created by the US Army to calculate artillery firing tables. (image credit: U.S. Army Photo)
In 2018, the Chinese supercomputer known as Sunway TaihuLight was listed as the third-fastest supercomputer in the world. (image credit: SUNWAY TAIHULIGHT SYSTEM REPORT)
The Difference Engine was crafted by Charles Babbage in 1822. It is commonly referred to as the first computer. (image credit: Wikipedia)
IBM's Roadrunner became the fastest supercomputer on the planet in 2008 when it managed to reach 1.456 petaFLOPS.  (image credit: Los Alamos National Security, LLC/United States Department of Energy)
Summit was the first supercomputer to hit exaflop (a quintillion operations per second) speeds.  (image credit: Carlos Jones/ORNL)
This supercomputer has a very important job as it is used to manage the stockpile of US nuclear weapons to assure the safety of those weapons.  (image credit: U.S. Department of Energy)
The system sports nearly five million processor cores and 1,375 TiBs of memory, making it able to carry out over 33 quadrillion calculations per second.  (image credit: O01326/Wikipedia)
The CDC 6600 was built in 1964 for $2,370,000. Despite the heavy cost, this supercomputer proved popular and 100 of them were constructed. (image credit: Jitze Couperus)
This system sported a 64-bit processor running at 80 MHz with 8MB of RAM which make it capable of a peak performance of 250 megaflops. Impressive for the time. (image credit: Rama/Wikipedia)
The one was designed to help teams solve massively difficult problems including everything from molecular dynamics to climate simulations, (image credit: Texas Advanced Computing Center)
Trinity is yet another supercomputer designed to analyse the effectiveness of nuclear weapons.  (image credit: Los Alamos National Laboratory)
Here's an AI-optimised supercomputer with a high-performance structure but one that was said to be significantly more power-efficient than previous models.  (image credit: Total/IBM)
This supercomputer appeared on the set of Jurassic Park, where it masqueraded as the Park's central control computer.  (image credit: MIT)
This one is well-known for being energy efficient while still sporting some serious processing power that includes 253,600 cores and 304,320GB of memory.  (image credit: Eni S.p.A.)
Selene is particularly impressive when you discover that it was built in just three weeks. (image credit: Nvidia)

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