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  • Fujitsu “K”: The World’s Fastest Supercomputer Is Now Even Faster

    Fujitsu “K”: The World’s Fastest Supercomputer Is Now Even Faster

    Japan took the top spot from China in the ranking for the world’s fastest supercomputer back in June, when the International Supercomputing Conference said “K”, a supercomputer made by Fujitsu, is outperforming China’s Tianhe-1A. In August, the Japanese government said it is ready to pump another US$1.3 billion into supercomputer development, and today, K is faster… Read More

  • Video: Watch Cute Healthcare Robot RIBA II In Action

    Video: Watch Cute Healthcare Robot RIBA II In Action

    RIBA II is the name of a cute caretaker robot from Japan, which we covered before but now have a professionally made video of. The two-armed robot was developed by Tokai Rubber Industries and RIKEN (a private research institute based out of Tokyo) and is supposed to make life easier for care facility personnel. RIBA II is able to “gently” lift people (weighing up to 80kg) off the… Read More

  • Japan To Invest $1.3 Billion In New Supercomputer

    Japan To Invest $1.3 Billion In New Supercomputer

    There is a list of the world’s 500 most powerful supercomputers, and the last time it was updated, back in June this year, Fujitsu’s “K” (pictured) came out on top, taking the No. 1 spot from Tianhe-1A (a supercomputer from China). It was the first time since 2004 for Japan to get to claim those bragging rights, and now the country’s largest business newspaper… Read More