The Intel-Cray system should arrive in 2021, but Chinese, Japanese and European rivals could come a year earlier.
Ford's engineers used wildly powerful computers to help the GT500 stay cool and planted on the road.
But China has more of the 500 fastest machines on the planet than ever, and the US hits an all-time low.
IBM's newest supercomputer Summit is eight times more powerful than its predeccesor.
But China has even more systems on the latest Top500 supercomputer list.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise's Astra machine will study nuclear weapons' safety and reliability. It'll be fast, but not the fastest.
It's as big as two tennis courts and has 9,216 processors boosted with 27,648 graphics chips.
China doesn't just have the single fastest supercomputer in the world. It now dominates the list of the 500 fastest.
Palmaz Vineyards, two hours north of Silicon Valley, relies on an arsenal of tech goodies to get the best possible vintages.
CNET's Farsighted show considers how the latest developments in science and technology are putting actual superpowers within reach.
Two supercomputing centers of excellence revolve around making sure applications can take advantage of compute horsepower and gathering feedback from developers, engineers and scientists.
Jeff Bakalar tours the Maingear computer headquarters in New Jersey to see how the company custom-builds any computer imaginable -- from entry-level gaming PCs to $12,000 water-cooled powerhouses.