Tag - supercomputers



A screen shot shows the large-scale language model developed using the Fugaku supercomputer.
May 11, 2024
Japan team uses Fugaku supercomputer to develop language model for AI
The large language model unveiled Friday is expected to lead to research on generative AI tailored to domestic needs.
The Fugaku supercomputer at Riken Center for Computational Science in Kobe in June 2020. Many companies leverage its simulation capabilities to streamline processes, saving labor on experiments and calculations crucial for the development of large products.
Feb 5, 2024
Fugaku supercomputer tops predecessor in corporate usage
While Fugaku has primarily garnered attention for academic applications it has also proved instrumental in product development.
Superconductors are materials that exhibit no electrical resistance and eliminate magnetic fields. South Korean researchers think they may have created a compound that achieves that at room-temperature.
Aug 8, 2023
LK-99 and the desperation for scientific discovery
The new room-temperature superconductor LK-99 could change the world. Or not.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Jul 4, 2022
Algorithm claims to predict crime in U.S. cities before it happens
Researchers used historical data on violent crimes and property crimes from Chicago to test the model, which detects patterns over time.
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JAPAN / Science & Health
Mar 9, 2021
Japan's Fugaku supercomputer goes fully live to aid COVID-19 research
The computer, which can perform over 442 quadrillion computations per second, was originally scheduled to start operating fully in the fiscal year from April.
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JAPAN / Science & Health / Remembering 3/11
Mar 8, 2021
In wake of Japan disaster, scientists aim for faster and more accurate tsunami warnings
One recent project looks at how a new AI model can help predict flooding in coastal areas before a tsunami reaches land.
Japan Times
Jan 7, 2021
Japan's Fugaku supercomputer is tackling some of the world's biggest problems
The world's fastest supercomputer, Fugaku is tasked with challenges such as modeling climate change and helping to manage carbon emissions.
Japan Times
Nov 17, 2020
Japan's Fugaku keeps position as fastest supercomputer
Fugaku performed over 442 quadrillion computations per second, around three times faster than the Summit system developed by the U.S. Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
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JAPAN / Science & Health
Oct 14, 2020
Supercomputer-developed face shields may offer lifeline for Japan's restaurant industry
Using the Fugaku supercomputer, the world's fastest, a consortium of Japanese researchers has developed a wrap-around face shield that can more effectively block airborne droplets and reduce exposure to the coronavirus for diners at pubs and restaurants.
Japan Times
Jul 8, 2020
Japan supercomputer finds ways to nix airborne virus at work and on trains
Operating commuter trains with windows open and limiting the number of passengers may help reduce the risk of infection.
Japan Times
Jun 23, 2020
Need for speed: Fugaku, Japan's new supercomputer, ranked fastest in world
The supercomputer, named Fugaku after Mount Fuji, also took the top spot in three other categories that measured performance.
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WORLD / Science & Health
Feb 17, 2020
U.K. to spend $1.6 billion on world's best climate supercomputer
The U.K. said it will spend £1.2 billion pounds ($1.6 billion) on developing the most powerful weather and climate supercomputer in the world.
Japan Times
Jan 17, 2020
Toshiba touts PC algorithm that's faster than a supercomputer
It's a tantalizing prospect for traders whose success often hinges on microseconds: a desktop PC algorithm that crunches market data faster than today's most advanced supercomputers.
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BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 19, 2019
Prototype of Japanese supercomputer Fugaku ranks No. 1 in power efficiency
A prototype of the Fugaku supercomputer has been rated the best in the world in terms of energy efficiency, according to its developers, Fujitsu Ltd. and research institute Riken.
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JAPAN / Science & Health
Aug 16, 2019
Japan pulls plug on K, once the world's fastest supercomputer, after seven-year run
Engineers were set to pull the plug on Japan's K supercomputer on Friday after seven years of service, during which time it made contributions to research in many fields, including typhoon and torrential rain forecasts and drug development.
Japan Times
May 23, 2019
Japan's new supercomputer Fugaku to begin operations around 2021
Japan's new supercomputer Fugaku is set to begin operations around 2021 with the country aiming to regain the title of building the world's fastest computer, replacing its current supercomputer K, government-backed research institute Riken said Thursday.
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BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 15, 2019
Fujitsu finishes designing Japan's Post-K supercomputer
Fujitsu Ltd., working with national research institute Riken, has finished designing the successor to the K supercomputer.
Japan Times
Feb 6, 2019
Japan's K supercomputer, once the world's fastest, to retire in August
K, the first supercomputer to achieve a computing speed of over 10 quadrillion computations per second is set to end operations after seven years, to give way to a cutting-edge successor.
Japan Times
Nov 12, 2013
K supercomputer racing to match expectations
The K supercomputer in Kobe has been kept busy since it went into full-scale operation in September last year, reflecting the high expectations of its advanced simulation capacity.
Jun 4, 2013
Supercomputer used to simulate disaster evacuations
University of Tokyo researchers have used the K supercomputer to develop a simulation for mass evacuations in case of tsunami.


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