Japan looks to create a superfast supercomputer for deep learning

Japan is reportedly eyeing a return to the top of the supercomputer ranks. The county’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry plans to spend 19.5 billion yen ($173 million) on a new super computer, according to budget filings reported by Reuters, with aims of developing a machine capable of 130 petaflops.That number would put the company in the top spot, moving the AI Bridging Cloud Infrastructure ahead of Sunway Taihulight, the supercomputer unveiled by China over the summer capable of 93 petaflops. The Ministry already has some fairly big plans for the previously unannounced super computer, utilizing its record-breaking speeds to help the country develop advances in AI technologies like deep learning. Also on the list (at 130 quadrillion calculations per second, the thing would be fairly adept at multi-tasking)…


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