The US department of Energy and Intel are scheduled to complete the worlds fastest computer by 2021. The $500 Million dollar computer will be a whopping 5-7x faster than IBM’s Summit computer (currently envied as the worlds fastest computer). The “Aurora Supercomputer” will be able to perform a Quintillion + operations per second yes… 1,000,000,000,000,000,000+ operations every second. Popular science says it best https://www.popsci.com/aurora-supercomputer-quintillion-operations when they compare 1 Billion laptops all being able to perform 1 Billion operations per second, the Aurora WILL STILL BE FASTER!
It is understood that they foresee the computer being used for research (ie. the cure for cancer, common cold, weapon research etc..) but if I were them I would start by mining crypto currency for the first month to pay for that hefty half a billion dollar price tag! 🙂