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Japan’s Fugaku supercomputer has retained its position as the world’s fastest in terms of computing speed in a twice-yearly ranking by the U.S.-European TOP500 project after capturing the slot in June, its developer Riken research institute said Tuesday.

The supercomputer, named after Mount Fuji, also took the top spot in three other categories measuring performance in computational methods for industrial use, artificial intelligence applications and big data analytics, making Fugaku the world’s first supercomputer to dominate the four categories for two consecutive rankings, the state-backed institute said.

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