Skip to main content

Japan’s ‘K Computer’ Tops Supercomputing Charts with 10.51 Petaflops

This year, in the month of June, the 26th International Supercomputing Conference (ISC'11) was held in Hamburg, Germany, where the supercomputer from Japan, K, secured the first position in the 37th TOP500 list by beating their nearest rival 3x from China.

To achieve this height K showed 8 petaflops which is quadrillion number of calculations per seconds.

Fujitsu, the maker of K, produced it at the campus of RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Science located in Kobe, Japan. The name K means in Japanese 10 quadrillion.

Fujitsu, on Wednesday, declared that their super-computer's new achievement is the LINPACK benchmark with 10.51 petaflops, which is doing 10.51 quadrillion float point per second. With this they set a brand new record in the computing world, reveals the official website of Fujitsu (opens in new tab).

The new record has already been sent for the 38th TOP500 list which is be revealed at the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC 11), to be held at Seattle this month.

President of RIKEN, Ryoji Noyori, said, "The K computer is a key national technology that will help lay the foundation for Japan's further progress. As such, I am delighted that it has achieved its major objective - a LINPACK performance of 10 petaflops -......"reported Tech zone 360 (opens in new tab).

Ravi Mandalia

Ravi Mandalla was ITProPortal's Sub Editor (and a contributing writer) for two years from 2011. Based in Ahmedabad, India, Ravi is now the owner and founder of Parity Media Pvt. Ltd., a news and media company, which specializes in online publishing, technology news and analysis, reviews, web site traffic growth, web site UI. Ravi lists his specialist subjects as: Enterprise, IT, Technology, Gadgets, Business, High Net Worth Individuals, Online Publishing, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, News, Reviews, Audio, Video, and Multi-Media. He has also previously worked as Dy. Manager - IT Security at (n)Code Solutions.