Japanese Supercomputer Beats U.S., China to Take World Speed Crown
(Bloomberg) -- A supercomputer developed by Fujitsu Ltd. and Japan’s Riken research institute was ranked the world’s fastest in an independent survey, beating out U.S. and Chinese rivals.
Built using technology from SoftBank Group Corp.’s Arm Ltd., the Fugaku cluster has more than 150,000 processors and roughly 2.8 times the performance of the second-fastest supercomputer, according to TOP500, a research organization that compiles the rankings twice a year. It marks the first time that a Japanese supercomputer has led the ranking since Fujitsu’s K computer took the crown in 2011, the company said. It also boosts Arm’s claims that it can compete with the likes of Intel Corp. in high-performance computing.
The new supercomputer is installed at the Riken Center for Computational Science in Kobe and will begin full operation in 2021. It will contribute to research in areas from drug discovery to weather forecasting and help shape policy decisions.
Arm processors power most of the world’s smartphones and Apple Inc. just announced a transition to building its Mac computers around the technology.
I've been in Japan since Dec. It is an ADVANCED country. The USA is going DOWNHILL fast.
What happened to the Quantum Computer...the miracle machine?
I thought quantum were the fastest
This "worlds fastest super computer" thing is always beaten within a year by someone else.
The speed record will last 6 months max.
i am a super computer learning all your behavior through an advanced algorithm. Hi i'm Karen.
People who say "The U.S. is the best country in the world" are just ignorant.
Compared to other countries, the U.S. consistently ranks below many of them on almost every measure of global performance matrix.
The Giant Behemoth
Faster than what? How fast? This article is light on the facts.
Japan has a few more technical achievements, that will bury China.
The journalist must have worked real hard to edit out the ACTUAL SPEED of the computer, in an article ABOUT computer SPEED!!
Next month China will retake the crown with their own super computers. China is also ahead in both AI and quantum computer tech.
It may be the fastest Commercial Computer in the World...but Our Government has "Other" computers that are light years ahead of this Japanese Computer.
That's a dangerous position to be in if Japan repeatedly beats the US in super computer as it may attract IT parts sanctions against Japanese IT companies as such assets is deemed strategic to national security. Noticed that China has wisely refrained from showing off their State of the Art super computers for fear of further antagonizing the Trump administration.
Now Trump is to ban any chips sell to Japan.
I'm sure china has already stolen the design and is working on building their own.
congrats Japan, I knew you could do it
China doesn't announce how fast their new supercomputers are anymore because the US gets angry...
Asians are number one when it comes to math and science.
Meh, Honeywell, and American company just set the record for quantum computing.
If USA would have not sanctioned in chips, China would surpass it sooner in half a year.
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I can live with it being Japan and not China. Japan is our friend and ally present day.
Japan is always ahead of everybody else, watched tv shows on a cell phone there in 1996.