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United States has the fastest computer in the world. Titan, a Cray XK7 system installed at Oak Ridge, achieved 17.59 Petaflop/s (quadrillions of calculations per second) on the Linpack benchmark. Titan has 560,640 processors, including 261,632 NVIDIA K20x accelerator cores.

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US Firearms Trace Data, 2013

           The 2013 report includes a state-by-state breakdown of types and calibers of firearms recovered and traced, source states, criminal offenses associated with the crime guns, time-to-crime, and age ranges of crime gun possessors at the time of recovery. Key findings of this year’s report include pistols as the most common firearm type recovered and traced, 9 mm as the top caliber recovered and traced, and 11.08 years as the average time-to-crime for crime guns recovered and traced in the U.S. and its territories. The National Tracing Center (NTC) traced more than 336,000 crime guns in calendar year 2013.

Tax Rates Across the World: Corporate Tax, Income Tax, Indirect Tax, and Social Security Rates

The comprehensive comparison of the taxation between different countries might be hindered by the fact that tax laws in most countries are extremely complex, and tax burdenfalls differently on different groups in each country and sub-national unit. Still, to enable cross-country comparison one can use the highest rates for each of the following tax types in each country:Corporate tax rate (tax on corporations);Indirect tax rate (for example, sales tax);Individual income tax rate (tax imposed on individuals);Social security rates (on employer and employee). The highest corporate tax rate among the 120 countries surveyed by KPMG is recorded...

Global Competitiveness

The Global Competitiveness Index (GCI)  is a global study on the basis of which ranking of countries in terms of economic competitiveness in the world is formed. The World Economic Forum defines competitiveness as the ability of the country and its institutions to ensure stable economic growth, which would be stable in the medium term. GCI is determined by numerous and very diverse factors which were divided into three subindexes: Basic requirements, Efficiency enhancers, Innovation and sophistication factors. The index is composed of 12 pillars of competitiveness. They are Institutions, Infrastructure, Macroeconomic Stability, Health and...

International Reserves... Guess who is leading?

As of 2012, China has close to 30% of International Reserves of World and continued to be No.1 for the past  6 years. China surpases Japan in the year of 2007, who was No.1 since 1993.   Missing something that you are looking or wants to know about it? Explore more by accessing the data out here.  What is International Reserves: any kind of reserve funds (in the form of gold/foregin currency) that can be passed between the central banks of different countries.