China aims world's fastest supercomputer at genomics

China is using its TIanhe-2 supercomputer in genomics analysis, The Platform reports. The 33.86-petaflops supercomputer, which has topped the table of the world's fastest machines since its introduction in 2013, was used to cut the time it took to detect single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs). More details of the project are due to be shared later this month. Article