Supercomputer Fugaku's Prototype No. 1 in Power Efficiency

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Tokyo, Nov. 19 (Jiji Press)--A prototype of Japan's supercomputer Fugaku has been rated the world's No. 1 in terms of performance with low power consumption, according to its developers, Fujitsu Ltd. <6702> and research institute Riken.

The prototype topped the rankings made by researchers and released at an international supercomputer conference in the United States, according to the developers' announcement Monday.

Fugaku is the successor to the Asian country's K computer, which was shut down in August.

The Fugaku project aims to put into operation around 2021 the new supercomputer, which is expected to have more than 100 times its predecessor's computing power and advanced power-saving features.

Fugaku is being developed at a Fujitsu factory in Ishikawa Prefecture, central Japan, and is due to be installed at the Riken Center for Computational Science in the western city of Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture.

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