(tflops) One trillion floating-point operations per second. A measure of computing performance.
 homology searches
A search of a genetic-information database for similar genetic sequences, based on biological similarity. Often used to determine the structure and function of new and unknown genetic sequences.
 Information Technology Based Laboratory (ITBL)
A project begun in 2001 by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology to use information technology to create a "virtual lab" connecting multiple institutions. Currently includes six institutions: Riken, the Japan Atomic Energy Institute (JAERI), National Institute for Material Sciences (NIMS), National Aerospace Laboratory of Japan (NAL), National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention (NIED), and the Japan Science and Technology Corporation (JST).
Vector processors in parallel A supercomputer consisting of vector processors connected in parallel by high-speed interconnects.
A high-speed (8 Gbps) interface specification for communications among multiple computers or between computers and peripheral equipment. Fujitsu demonstrated the world's first Infiniband-connected cluster system in October 2001. By developing InfiniBand drivers optimized for SCore cluster systems, Fujitsu was able to make high-performance PC clusters a reality.
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Press Release ID: 2003-0148E
Date: 31 July, 2003
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