Quadrillion floating-point operations per second.
 K computer:
The K computer, which is being jointly developed by RIKEN and Fujitsu, is part of the High-Performance Computing Infrastructure (HPCI) initiative led by Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). Configuration of the K computer began at the end of September 2010, with availability for shared use scheduled for 2012. The "K computer" is the nickname RIKEN has been using for the supercomputer of this project since July 2010. "K" comes from the Japanese Kanji character "Kei" which means ten peta or 10 to the 16th power. The logo for the K computer based on the Japanese character for Kei, was selected in October 2010. In its original sense, "Kei" expresses a large gateway, and it is hoped that the system will be a new gateway to computational science.
 Top-ranked performance
According to the 37th TOP500 list announced on June 20, 2011, with a performance of 8.162 petaflops.
 Technical Computing Suite
Fujitsu's original HPC middleware, which includes system management and job operation management functions, as well as a compiler and library, resulting in high execution performance for massively parallel applications.
Fujitsu Exabyte File System. A high-performance distributed file system that enables sharing across 100,000 nodes.
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Date: 14 November, 2011
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