World’s Fastest Computer Belongs to Japan

After a five-year drought that saw losses to rival computing superpowers America and China, Japan has again brought home the title of “world′s fastest computer.”

Computer_KAfter a five-year drought that saw losses to rival computing superpowers America and China, Japan has again brought home the title of “world′s fastest computer.”

The “K Computer,” built by Fujitsu and the Riken national laboratory, runs at 8.162 petaflops, or about 70,000 times faster than an X-Box.

The rankings were announced today at the 26th International Supercomputing Conference (ISC’11) held in Hamburg, Germany. The rankings come out biannually, and the list released recorded the first time that all of the world’s ten fastest computers ran at a rate faster than one quadrillion calculations per second.

Despite this win, the U.S. still dominates the list, with Oak Ridge National Lab’s Jaguar rig taking the number three post, and NASA′s Pleiades supercomputer landing the number seven spot.

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Source: InnovationNewsDaily Staff | InnovationNewsDaily
Photo: Riken National Laboratory