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Fujitsu Begins Shipping 'k' Computer, Japan's Next-Generation Supercomputer

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Fujitsu says that it has begun shipping the computing units for Japan's Next-Generation Supercomputer, nicknamed the "K" computer. "K" draws upon the Japanese word "Kei," representing the system's performance goal of 10 petaflops.

The supercomputer is a central part of the High-Performance Computing Infrastructure initiative led by Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, and is being jointly developed with RIKEN, an independent research institution funded by the Japanese government. The system is expected to begin operations in autumn 2012.

The supercomputing system will be comprised of more than 800 computer racks, each installed with ultrafast CPUs, in a massively interconnected network, crystallizing Fujitsu's leading-edge technologies for high performance and high reliability.

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