K Computer Runs First Accurate Model of Abrupt Torrential Rain

August 9, 2016

Supercomputers have long been used in weather forecasting but not for abrupt, highly localized events. Now for the first time, a group of researchers using the Read more…

By John Russell

K Computer Simulates Global Seismic Wave Propagation

March 17, 2016

Researchers at the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) reported simulating global seismic wave propagation with a best-ever accuracy Read more…

By John Russell

Details Emerging on Japan’s Future Exascale System

March 18, 2014

The Big Data and Extreme Computing meeting in Fukuoka, Japan concluded recently, pushing a great deal of information about international progress toward exascal Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

Japan’s Manufacturers Cozy Up to Supercomputing

January 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. Super Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Floating Funding to Exascale Island

May 9, 2013

The Japanese government has revealed its plans to best its previous K Computer efforts with what they hope will be the first exascale system... Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

A Tale of Two Power Envelopes

April 10, 2012

Increases in the energy efficiency of microprocessors and sensors launched the mobile computing industry, but has left supercomputing users wanting more. Read more…

By Robert Gelber

Working Fast to Slow Things Down

February 13, 2012

Tokyo prof using supercomputers to push the envelope on cancer drugs. Read more…

By Robert Gelber

What I Learned at the International Supercomputing Conference

June 23, 2011

HPC accelerator competition is heating up and Japanese supers are scrambling for watts. Read more…

By Michael Feldman

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