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Fugaku Reigns as World’s Fastest Supercomputer

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Riken institute said Japan’s Fugaku remains the world’s fastest supercomputer in international rankings released twice a year. The supercomputer developed by Riken and Fujitsu attained the top position in computing speed for the first time in previous rankings released in June.

The successor to the K supercomputer is expected to start full operations next fiscal year starting in April 2021. But it is already being used for research related to the coronavirus.

According to TOP500’s latest rankings, Fugaku can perform over 442 quadrillion computations per second. This is an improvement from the 415.5 quadrillion computations noted in the June rankings and about three times as fast as the second-ranked system. Fugaku also topped three other categories including artificial intelligence learning and big data processing capacity.