Japan’s next-generation supercomputer, known as the K computer, has started to have its modular units shipped by Fujitsu. This supercomputer will be a central part of the High-Performance Computing Infrastructure (HPCI) initiative that is being led by Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), and has been built in a joint venture with RIKEN, an independent research institution funded by the Japanese government. Comprising of over 800 computer racks, where each of those will feature ultrafast CPUs, all merged into a massively interconnected network, you ought to get a better idea on what Fujitsu’s offering is capable of. Could it cure cancer or even AIDS? We will just have to wait and see, eh?
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