日本计划建造世界上速度最快的超级计算机

【日本计划建造世界上速度最快的超级计算机】日本计划建造世界上速度最快的超级计算机,以便建立一个研究平台帮助日本制造商开发和改进人工智能和深度学习等。日本经济产业省计划支出195亿日元(1.73亿美元)以支持该项目,最快将在明年研发一种能够每秒运算13亿亿次的计算机。目前最快的超级计算机是中国的神威太湖之光,运算速度为9.3 亿亿次。

Japan looks to create a superfast supercomputer for deep learning

Japan is reportedly eyeing a return to the top of the supercomputer ranks. The county’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry plans to spend 19.5 billion yen ($173 million) on a new super computer, according to budget filings reported by Reuters, with aims of developing a machine capable of 130 petaflops.

That number would put the company in the top spot, moving the AI Bridging Cloud Infrastructure ahead of Sunway Taihulight, the supercomputer unveiled by China over the summer capable of 93 petaflops. The Ministry already has some fairly big plans for the previously unannounced super computer, utilizing its record-breaking speeds to help the country develop advances in AI technologies like deep learning.

Also on the list (at 130 quadrillion calculations per second, the thing would be fairly adept at multi-tasking) are gains in autonomous vehicle development, medicine and robotics. According to the report, the planned computer would be licensed to domestic corporations for a fee.

The Ministry’s not doing much talking about the computer at this early stage, but a director from the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, where the planned system would be constructed says, “as far as we know, there is nothing out there that is as fast.” Fujitsu’s Oakforest-PACS was certified as the country’s fastest computer earlier this month, capable of 13.6 petaflops.

 

https://techcrunch.com/2016/11/25/japan-supercomputer/

 

 


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