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New Fujitsu Site Previews 10 Petaflop K Supercomputer

Fujitsu has published a new site previewing their 10 Petaflop “K” Supercomputer set for deployment in 2012. With over 80,000 SPARC64 VIIIfx processors, the K system features an innovative 6-Dimensional Mesh/Torus network topology.

Japan and the rest of the world are faced with various problems that are hard to solve. The challenge for us to tackle is how to solve these issues promptly without further delay. To do this, we need to gather wisdom from around the world and accelerate our cutting-edge research in a variety of fields. Supercomputers will be crucial in achieving these goals. Fujitsu is striving to enable a prosperous future for the Earth and its peoples through the development of supercomputers. One Fujitsu aim is to complete the development of the K computer by 2012 together with RIKEN, in accordance with the High Performance Computing Infrastructure Initiative promoted by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT).

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