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November 13, 2009

Japan’s Freeze on Supercomputers Marks End of Era

Nicole Hemsoth

Japan may freeze spending on supercomputers, dealing a blow to a crippled sector and threatening brain drain in a country that prides itself on technological prowess. A government panel set up to unearth wasteful spending recommended all but wiping out a 27 billion yen ($300 million) budget to build the world’s fastest supercomputer at state-affiliated Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (Riken).

Full story at Reuters