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). The K computer's availability for shared use is 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. In its original sense, "Kei" expresses a large gateway, and it is hoped that the system will be a new gateway to computational science.
 HPC Challenge Awards
The HPC Challenge Awards consist of the Class 1 benchmark performance competition and the Class 2 "Most Productivity" awards for the most "elegant" implementation of computationally intensive kernels. The Class 1 awards consist of the following four benchmarks, each of which evaluates the performance of key system components (CPU computational performance, memory access performance, network transmission performance).- Global HPL: operating speed in solving large-scale simultaneous linear equations- Global RandomAccess: random memory access performance in parallel processing- EP STREAM (Triad) per system: memory access speed under multiple loads- Global FFT: total performance of Fast Fourier Transform
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This press release has been revised as of December 17, 2018.
Date: 16 November, 2011
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