Japan's new supercomputer ranked fastest in world

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    "The latest supercomputer developed by Japan's state-backed Riken research institute is the world's fastest for computing speed, according to a twice-yearly ranking announced Monday by the U.S.-European TOP500 project...

    The supercomputer, named Fugaku after Mt. Fuji, also took the top spot in three other categories that measured performance in computational methods for industrial use, artificial intelligence applications and big data analytics..."

    https://english.kyodonews.net/news/...ew-supercomputer-ranked-fastest-in-world.html
     
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    "The Fugaku system stands out due to its use of ARM processors...

    Fujitsu and Riken ended up packing 152,064 A64FX chips into what would become the Fugaku system.

    The supercomputer can muster 415.5 petaflops or quadrillion floating point operations per second, with the help of 7.2 million computing cores...

    The machine is able to achieve 2.8 times the processing power of the previous record holder, the US’ Summit supercomputer..."

    https://www.pcmag.com/news/japans-arm-based-fugaku-system-now-the-worlds-fastest-supercomputer
     
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