Tag: RIKEN

Champagne Ushers In New Year of Simulations for RIKEN

Jan 7, 2015 |

Today, one week after New Year’s, champagne bottles are still lining many recycling bins as a final reminder of our celebrations that brought in 2015. But for some physicists, champagne (or more specifically, the science behind its bubbly nature) is especially meaningful this year, as it helped to confirm a more than 50-year-old theory of Read more…

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Japan’s Manufacturers Cozy Up to Supercomputing

Jan 27, 2014 |

Beyond a pure passion for technology and the thrill of turning ideas into reality, there is a hugely practical basis for investment in advanced computing. Supercomputers and other computational technologies bolster economic competitiveness, a notion that nearly all academic, industry and government leaders have embraced. As supercomputers become more powerful, manufacturers can run bigger and Read more…

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Supercomputer Models Human Brain Activity

Jan 15, 2014 |

One of the most powerful supercomputers in the world, Japan’s K computer, has for the first time successfully modeled human brain activity. Clocking in at over 10 petaflops, the K computer is the world’s fourth fastest. Yet even with 705,024 processor cores and 1.4 million GB of RAM, a single second’s worth of neural activity took Read more…

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Japan Moves Forward with 2020 Exascale Plans

Jan 8, 2014 |

In the race to build the first exascale supercomputer, several nations have set their sites on 2020 as the make-or-break year. With six years to go until that deadline, we can expect exascale efforts to take on a new urgency. Japan, which is among the economic regions seeking exascale glory, just got a little closer Read more…

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Supercomputing for Super Magnets

Sep 9, 2013 |

Japanese IT company Fujitsu used the K supercomputer to conduct the world’s first simulation of the magnetization-reversal process in a permanent magnet. The research paves the way for superior magnetic materials that do not rely on heavy rare earth elements.

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Japan Looks to Retain Supercomputing Crown with 10-Petaflop K Machine

Nov 3, 2011 |

Just three and half years after IBM broke the petaflop barrier with its Roadrunner supercomputer, Fujitsu’s “K Computer” has passed the 10 petaflops mark. Fujitsu and RIKEN announced on Tuesday that they have completed the final build-out of the system and achieved 10.51 petaflops on Linpack, reaching a major milestone of Japan’s Next-Generation Supercomputing Project.

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Japan’s Freeze on Supercomputers Marks End of Era

Nov 13, 2009 |

Government panel recommends to cut next-generation supercomputer program.

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Fujitsu Aims for 10-Petaflop Supercomputer

Aug 26, 2009 |

Fujitsu details eight-core Sparc processor destined for next-generation supers.

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Fujitsu Gets Nod for 10 Petaflop Super

Jul 21, 2009 |

Next-generation Japanese supercomputer will rely on Fujitsu SPARC chips.

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