Japan’s £139m computer will be fastest in world, making 130 quadrillion calculations a second

The country will spend 19.5 billion yen (£139m) on the computer, which should make 130 quadrillion calculations per second.

That is 130 petaflops in scientific parlance.

It is part of a government policy to keep up with South Korea and China, currently home to the world’s best-performing machine.

The country’s engineers will be tasked with building the machine as early as next year, sources told Reuters.

At 130 petaflops, Japan’s computer would be ahead of China’s Sunway Taihulight, which is capable of 93 petaflops.

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