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Fujitsu Supercomputer Achieves World Record in Computational Quantum Chemistry

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Fujitsu Limited and Chuo University of Japan announced Thursday (May 27) that a team of researchers from Chuo University, Kyoto University, Tokyo Institute of Technology and Japan's Institute of Physical and Chemical Research employed the T2K Open Supercomputer—which was delivered by Fujitsu to Kyoto University's Academic Center for Computing and Media Studies—to successfully compute with high precision, as a world first, an optimization problem to reveal the molecular behavior of ethane (CH3), ammonia (NH3) and oxygen (O2).

This accomplishment paves the way for computing the behavior of complicated molecules that cannot be seen by the human eye, by enabling researchers to gain a greater understanding of the behavior of water molecules, the properties of proteins, photosynthesis, the mechanisms of superconductivity, and could also contribute to the development of new medicines and new materials.

A wide range of potential applications is expected to emerge from this research, not only in the fields of physics and chemistry, but also in engineering and social sciences areas such as natural sciences, control design and signal/image processing.

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