Japan's Riken-Fujitsu supercomputer remains global No. 1 [Asian News International]
(Asian News International Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Tokyo, Nov 16 (ANI): A supercomputer developed by Riken, a Japanese government-backed major research institute, has retained its No. One ranking as the world's fastest in computing speed, a twice-yearly ranking by the U.S.-European TOP500 project has revealed.
The K supercomputer being developed jointly with Fujitsu Ltd. at the institute's facility in Kobe retained the top spot, which it first captured in June as the first Japanese computer to do so in seven years, The Japan Times reports.
The name K is derived from the Japanese word "kei" for ten to the 16th power, with the word representing the system's performance goal of ten petaflops, it added.
The Riken-Fujitsu supercomputer, whose entire system is scheduled to be completed next June, has been considered for the world's No. 1 ranking this time for making 10.510 quadrillion computations per second by using all of its chained 864 computers.
The supercomputer was picked as the world's No. 1 in June for making 8.162 quadrillion computations per second, more than three times faster than a Chinese rival supercomputer that ranked No. 2. (ANI) (c) 2011 Asian News International (ANI) - All Rights Reserved. Provided by Syndigate.info an Albawaba.com company
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