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August 24th, 2004

Japan designers shoot for supercomputer on a chip

RIKEN, an anglicized acronym for Japan's Research Institute of Physical and Chemical Research, described on Tuesday the MDGrape 3, a processor it thinks will become the cornerstone of a computer capable of operating at a petaflop, or a quadrillion operations per second - far faster than the 36 trillion ops supercomputers of today.


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