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The K computer – named for the Japanese word, meaning 10 quadrillion (1016)See Japanese numbers – is a supercomputer manufactured by Fujitsu, currently installed at the RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Science campus in Kobe, Japan. [1]

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California is a state located on the West Coast of the United States.

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Central processing unit

A central processing unit (CPU) is the electronic circuitry within a computer that carries out the instructions of a computer program by performing the basic arithmetic, logical, control and input/output (I/O) operations specified by the instructions.

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China, officially the People's Republic of China (PRC), is a sovereign state in East Asia.

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Cisco Systems

Cisco Systems, Inc. is an American multinational technology company headquartered in San Jose, California, that designs, manufactures, and sells networking equipment.

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Complementary metal–oxide–semiconductor (CMOS) is a technology for constructing integrated circuits.

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Disk staging

Disk staging is using disks as an additional, temporary stage of backup process before finally storing backup to tape.

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Distributed memory

In computer science, distributed memory refers to a multiple-processor computer system in which each processor has its own private memory.

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Electric energy consumption

Electric energy consumption is the form of energy consumption that uses electric energy.

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Failure rate

Failure rate is the frequency with which an engineered system or component fails, expressed in failures per unit of time.

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File system

In computing, a file system (or filesystem) is used to control how data is stored and retrieved.

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In computing, FLOPS or flops (an acronym for FLoating-point Operations Per Second) is a measure of computer performance, useful in fields of scientific calculations that make heavy use of floating-point calculations.

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, commonly referred to as Fujitsu, is a Japanese multinational information technology equipment and services company headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

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The Graph500 is a rating of supercomputer systems, focused on Data intensive loads.

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HPC Challenge Benchmark

The HPC Challenge Benchmark combines several benchmarks to test a number of independent attributes of the performance of high-performance computer (HPC) systems.

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IBM Sequoia

IBM Sequoia is a petascale Blue Gene/Q supercomputer constructed by IBM for the National Nuclear Security Administration as part of the Advanced Simulation and Computing Program (ASC).

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Jack Dongarra

Jack J. Dongarra (born July 18, 1950) is an American University Distinguished Professor of Computer Science in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at the University of Tennessee.

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Japan (日本 Nippon or Nihon; formally or Nihon-koku, "State of Japan") is an island country in East Asia.

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is the sixth-largest city in Japan and is the capital city of Hyōgo Prefecture.

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LINPACK is a software library for performing numerical linear algebra on digital computers.

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Linux (pronounced or, less frequently) is a Unix-like and mostly POSIX-compliant computer operating system (OS) assembled under the model of free and open-source software development and distribution.

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Linux kernel

The Linux kernel is a Unix-like computer operating system kernel.

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Lustre (file system)

Lustre is a type of parallel distributed file system, generally used for large-scale cluster computing.

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Message Passing Interface

Message Passing Interface (MPI) is a standardized and portable message-passing system designed by a group of researchers from academia and industry to function on a wide variety of parallel computers.

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Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology

The, also known as MEXT, Monka-shō or Monbushō, is one of the ministries of the Japanese government.

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Multi-core processor

A multi-core processor is a single computing component with two or more independent actual processing units (called "cores"), which are the units that read and execute program instructions.

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Names of large numbers

This article lists and discusses the usage and derivation of names of large numbers, together with their possible extensions.

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National University of Defense Technology

National University of Defense Technology (NUDT) is a comprehensive national key university based in Changsha, Hunan Province, China.

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Open MPI

Open MPI is a Message Passing Interface (MPI) library project combining technologies and resources from several other projects (FT-MPI, LA-MPI, LAM/MPI, and PACX-MPI).

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Open source

In production and development, open source as a development model promotes a universal access via a free license to a product's design or blueprint, and universal redistribution of that design or blueprint, including subsequent improvements to it by anyone.

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Operating system

An operating system (OS) is system software that manages computer hardware and software resources and provides common services for computer programs.

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Performance per watt

In computing, performance per watt is a measure of the energy efficiency of a particular computer architecture or computer hardware.

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Port Island Line

| The, commonly known as is an urban automated guideway transit (AGT) system in Kobe, Japan, operated by Kobe New Transit.

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The PRIMEHPC FX10 is a supercomputer by Fujitsu.

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Rapid transit

Rapid transit, also known as metro, subway, underground, or colloquially as "the train", is a type of high-capacity public transport generally found in urban areas.

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is a large research institute in Japan.

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The SPARC64 VI, code-named Olympus-C, is a microprocessor, developed by Fujitsu.

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A supercomputer is a computer with a high-level computational capacity compared to a general-purpose computer.

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Supercomputing in Japan

Japan operates a number of centers for supercomputing which hold world records in speed, with the K computer becoming the world's fastest in June 2011.

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Tianhe-2 or TH-2 (that is, "Milky Way 2") is a 33.86-petaflop supercomputer located in National Supercomputer Center in Guangzhou.

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Tianhe-I, Tianhe-1, or TH-1 (天河一号,; Sky River Number One) is a supercomputer capable of an Rmax (maximum range) of 2.5 petaFLOPS.

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The TOP500 project ranks and details the 500 most powerful (non-distributed) computer systems in the world.

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Torus interconnect

A torus interconnect is a network topology for connecting processing nodes in a parallel computer system.

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University of Tennessee

The University of Tennessee (also referred to as the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, UT Knoxville, UTK, or UT) is a public sun-grant and land-grant university headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, United States.

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Water cooling

Water cooling is a method of heat removal from components and industrial equipment.

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The watt (symbol: W) is a derived unit of power in the International System of Units (SI), named after the Scottish engineer James Watt (1736–1819).

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45 nanometer

Per the International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors, the 45 nanometer (45 nm) technology node should refer to the average half-pitch of a memory cell manufactured at around the 2007–2008 time frame.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K_computer

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