Japan Aims to Top the Supercomputer Lists as Early as 2010

June 3rd, 2005 | Filed under: Computing, Future, Mapping, News, Technology | No Comments »

The new supercomputer by the Japanese governement, aiming for completion as early as 2010, will handle over a quadrillion calculations per second. Blue Gene/L currently holds the top spot at 70.72 trillion calculations per second. NEC, the makers of Earth Simulator(currently #3), Hitachi Ltd., the University of Tokyo and Kyushu University were chosen this month to develop critical technologies to power the ultra-fast computer.

[Top 500 List]

via NYT



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