• Kyodo


A supercomputer developed by Riken, the state-backed research institute, has been surpassed in computing speed by a new U.S. supercomputer, according to a biannual ranking announced Monday by the U.S.-European TOP500 project.

The supercomputer, nicknamed “K,” was developed last year by Fujitsu Ltd. and the Riken Advanced Institute for Computational Science in Kobe. It was knocked down to second place after topping the previous two rankings by the Sequoia, a supercomputer at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, the project said.

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