HOKUSAI’s BigWaterfall Cluster Extends RIKEN’s Supercomputing Performance

February 21, 2018

RIKEN, Japan’s largest comprehensive research institution, recently expanded the capacity and capabilities of its HOKUSAI supercomputer, a key resource manage Read more…

By Ken Strandberg

France’s CEA and Japan’s RIKEN to Partner on ARM and Exascale

January 19, 2017

France’s CEA and Japan’s RIKEN institute announced a multi-faceted five-year collaboration to advance HPC generally and prepare for exascale computing. Among the particulars are efforts to: build out the ARM ecosystem; work on code development and code sharing on the existing and future platforms; share expertise in specific application areas (material and seismic sciences for example); improve techniques for using numerical simulation with big data; and expand HPC workforce training. It seems to be a very full agenda. Read more…

By Nishi Katsuya and John Russell

Japan Takes Top Three Spots on Green500 List

August 4, 2015

Japan, the island nation renowned for its energy and space-saving design prowess, just nabbed the top three spots on the latest Green500 list and claimed eight Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Champagne Ushers In New Year of Simulations for RIKEN

January 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 Read more…

By Chelsea Lang

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

Supercomputer Models Human Brain Activity

January 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 Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Japan Moves Forward with 2020 Exascale Plans

January 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 d Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Supercomputing for Super Magnets

September 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. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

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