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 New Dominating Supercomputer

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Date posted: 28/07/2005

Japan has plans to start building a supercomputer next year that can operate 73 times faster than the world's fastest supercomputer, its government declaired on Monday.

Japan plans to develop a supercomputer that can operate at 10 petaflops, or 10 quadrillion calculations per second, which is 73 times faster than the Blue Gene, an official of the ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology said on condition of anonymity. The ministry hopes to complete the next-generation supercomputer sometime in fiscal 2010, which ends in March 2011.

Japan's Earth Simulator supercomputer, introduced in 2002, had been the world's fastest until 2004, when the IBM's Blue Gene took the title, he said.

The ministry plans to use the supercomputer for a wider use such as simulating the formation of galaxies and the interactions between medicine and the human body.

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