Japan’s “K Computer” Breaks 10 Petaflop Barrier

Well, this is pretty amazing:

On Wednesday, Japanese IT giant Fujitsu and the government-funded RIKEN researcoh [sic] lab announced that the supercomputer they’ve built in Kobe can speed through 10.51 quadrillion floating point operations per second.

Known as the “K Computer,” this is the first megamachine to achieve 10 quadrillion operations a second — aka 10 petaflops — and it will be named the world’s fastest supercomputer when the official Top 500 list is unveiled next week.

via Wired


7 Responses to Japan’s “K Computer” Breaks 10 Petaflop Barrier

  1. And no doubt it'll be busy doing one of two things:
    1) rendering the next Pixar movie
    2) doing some analysis for the dirty oil industry.

    Hooray, technology.

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