K computer was ranked No.1 among the World's TOP500 Supercomputers in June and November 2011.
We ignite innovation and use it to solve our global challenges such as natural disasters, overpopulation and urbanization, poverty, global warming.
(The K computer, 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). "K" comes from the Japanese Kanji letter "Kei" which means ten peta or 10 to the 16th power. The logo for the K computer based on the Japanese character for Kei, which expresses a large gateway, and it is hoped that the system will be a new gateway to computational science.)