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K Computer: World's Fastest Supercomputer

The “K computer”, developed by Fujitsu and RIKEN, has reached 10.51 petaflops and is currently ranked the world’s fastest supercomputer. This world-class supercomputer will tackle unsolved challenges that traverse the microscopic realm of nanoscale technology to the universe beyond. The balance between power consumption, reliability and application performance efficiency is the key issues for the system with a huge number of cores. Fujitsu’s technologies archive this balance, such as high reliable and low power consumption new CPU SPARC64™ VIIIfx processor, highly reliable and scalable new six-dimensional mesh-torus topology interconnect called “Tofu”, and Integrated Multi-core Parallel ArChiTecture which realize highly efficient hybrid programming environment.

 

More details here: www.fujitsu.com/global/about/tech/k/

 

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Taken on January 25, 2012