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7 'firsts' in China's sci-tech achievements in 2012-17

A woman walks past the Tianhe-3 supercomputer. [Photo/]

4. World's first prototype exascale supercomputer

Chinese researchers said in May 2017 that they were working on the Tianhe-3 supercomputer designed as the world's first prototype exascale supercomputer.

The supercomputer will be applied in such fields as the analysis of smog distribution, airplane designs, oil surveying and the development of artificial intelligence.

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