Japan is reportedly working on a new supercomputer which it hopes will knock China off its number one spot in the TOP500 ranking list. The finished computer will help advance artificial intelligence.
Raijin was unveiled today at the National Computational Infrastructure, where it impressed with operation speeds of around 1.2 petaflops; it's currently Australia's fastest supercomputer.
The U.S. Department of Energy has commissioned IBM to build a new supercomputer that is able to run at up to 20 petaflops, or about 20,000 trillion calculations per second. According to Reuters this is...