Official representatives of Japan announced plans to build the fastest supercomputer in the world. Among other things, this is done in order to confirm the status of the country as a leader in the field of technological progress.
If all goes according to plan, the computing “monster” will cost 19.5 billion yen ($ 173 million) and will be able to carry 130 quadrillion calculations per second, as Reuters reports. This is the rare case where the expression “one hundred quadrillion” is not used as exaggerations (and in fact this number is written as 000 130 000 000 000 000)! In other words, your computer performance will be 130 petaflops, which surpasses the capabilities of the fastest modern computer – China Sunway Taihulight with its maximum capacity of 93 petaflops.Satoshi Sekiguchi, general director of the National Institute of Science and Technology of Japan, confirmed that this will be the fastest computer in the world. With his help of Japan hopes to bring back the days of former glory as the leader of the world of computer technology. Prime Minister Sinedzo Abe recently changed the vector of the government work towards closer cooperation with the private sector, wants to thus obtain assurance that the Japanese technology in robotics, artificial intelligence, battery industry, and so on. will come to the forefront .
The planned computer was named ABCI (AI Bridging Cloud Infrastructure). Of course, it is expected that it will compete with the modern systems of “deep learning” such as DeepMind AI from Googl, and will be available even for private business for a fee. According to the plans, the project bids ends in two weeks, and a work to create a computer will begin next year.
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