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This computer recognized as the fastest in the world

24.06.2020,11:34


June 24, Fineko/abc.az. The Fugaku supercomputer at the Computer Science Center in Kobe, Japan, owned by the RIKEN Research Institute, has been named the fastest computer in the world.

The Japanese supercomputer is already being used on an experimental basis for research on Covid-19, including on diagnostics, therapeutics, and simulations of the spread of the virus.

Powered by chips from SoftBank-owned (SFTBY SOFTBANK) Arm, the Japanese supercomputer knocked Summit into second place. Sierra, another US-built system, took third place, and two supercomputers developed by Chinese national research institutes, Sunway TaihuLight and Tianhe-2A, rounded out the top five.

The supercomputer was developed by Fujitsu (FJTSF) and government research institute Riken. Fugaku can perform more than 415 quadrillion computations a second, making it 2.8 times faster than Summit, the supercomputer built by IBM (IBM) which previously held the top spot. At that, Fugaku operates no at full capacity.

The supercomputer is to be launch at full capacity from April 2021.

By Elmir Murad