Jun 4, 2013

Supercomputer used to simulate disaster evacuations

by

University of Tokyo researchers have used the K supercomputer to develop a simulation for mass evacuations in case of tsunami. The simulation will help when designing buildings and roads to achieve smooth navigation for a massive number of people moving in the same direction, ...

Are supercomputers worth their super price tags?

/ Feb 12, 2012

Are supercomputers worth their super price tags?

by

“Why do we have to aim for the world’s No. 1 — what’s wrong with being the world’s No. 2?” Ever since that short question about Japan’s vaunted K computer was posed live on national television in November 2009, Japan’s policymakers have been haunted ...