Japanese supercomputer, Fugaku beats US and China, ranked world’s fastest

Japanese supercomputer, Fugaku beats US and China, ranked world’s fastest

The supercomputer, developed by Fujitsu and Riken Research Institute, has been ranked as the world’s fastest supercomputer in an independent bi-annual survey by the TOP500 project.

The ARM-based room-sized supercomputer, being used to fight COVID-19, carried out 2.8 times more calculations per second than IBM’s ‘Summit’ in the US. Fugaku’s peak performance is over 1,000 petaflops. Fugaku’s victory broke a long run of US-china dominance, returning Japan to the top for the first time in 11 years.
(Reported by Parth Goel)

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