Japan Eyes Advanced Supercomputer as Early as 2010

June 1, 2005 | Source: Reuters

Japan is aiming to develop a supercomputer it hopes will be fast enough to help it regain the top spot, with more than one petaflop (quadrillion calculations per second) by 2011.

That would compare with 70.72 teraflops (trillion calculations per second) for IBM’s Blue Gene/L, currently the world’s fastest computer.