Is Japan Going To Be Next Winner Of The Supercomputer Race?

This image presents the NEC Computer corporation Earth Simulator Supercomputer in Yokohama, Japan. It was the world’s fastest in a list of the top 500 supercomputers. China has built now the next world’s fastest supercomputer but Japan is preparing to win the supercomputer race again, with a 130-petaflops machine. Credit:Photo by NEC/Getty Images With its next supercomputer, by the year 2017, for the same power consumption Japan plans to deliver a tenfold increase in computing performance. Japan’s Next Supercomputer According to PC World, Japan’s next supercomputer, due to go live by the end of 2017, is called AI Bridging Cloud Infrastructure (ABCI). On the machine will run deep learning applications for Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST). By the end of next year Japan plans to…

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