Japan Plans World's Fastest Supercomputer By 2017

Posted: Nov 25 2016, 8:22am CST | by , in News | Latest Science News

 

Japan Plans World's Fastest Supercomputer by 2017
  • Costly Japanese Computer to be the Fastest in the World
 

A costly Japanese computer will be the fastest in the world. It will cost 19.5 billion yen and make 130 quadrillion calculations per second.

A very expensive Japanese computer will be able to make lightning fast calculations. It will hopefully come in handy in creating driverless vehicles and also have applications in the field of robotics.

It will perform 130 petaflops per second. Basically, it is part and parcel of the Japanese policy to counter some of the progress of South Korea as well as China. These two nations have the upper hand when it comes to the latest technology and machines. 

The engineers of Japan will be putting two and two together in order to build this complex machine by the time 2017 comes in its stride. The Supercomputer project is called AI Bridging Cloud Infrastructure (ABCI) and it will be built at the University of Tokyo's Kashiwa Campus.

At 130 petaflops, the Japanese miracle machine will be even better in matters of performativity than the Chinese Sunway Taihulight which works up to a capacity of 93 petaflops, according to Fortune.

There is in fact nothing in the real world that is as fast as this supercomputer of the future. The machine has the full endorsement of the Prime Minister of Japan. He wants Japan to touch the heights of excellence in the field of artificial intelligence. 

It will be a case of machines resembling intelligent life forms more than usual. This sort of computer can lead to in-depth learning. It will in fact mimic the brain and its complex neural circuitry.

Japan even plans to use this miraculous machine in its medical diagnostics repertoire. This way Japan can muscle its way back into the world of economics and technology.

This is a cunning and clever move that just might land the Japanese a top spot among the most technologically advanced nations on earth. 

This phenomenon comes at a time when the pull of the past is having a revival in Japan. While the Japanese do not want to repeat the mistakes of the past, they do want some of the glory their nation once knew on a first hand basis.

What cannot be achieved militarily can be gained economically and technologically. The superfast calculations will aid AI and deep learning. This supercomputer will lend its services to various large conglomerates in Japan for a nominal fee.

Bidding for the building of this computer will begin soon. It is not known whether Fujitsu, which is the builder of the fastest supercomputer to date in Japan, will be bidding for this baby or not. 

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