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K computer

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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, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan. [1]

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California is a state in the Pacific Region 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 unitary one-party sovereign state in East Asia and the world's most populous country, with a population of around /1e9 round 3 billion.

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Cisco Systems

Cisco Systems, Inc. is an American multinational technology conglomerate headquartered in San Jose, California, in the center of Silicon Valley, that develops, manufactures and sells networking hardware, telecommunications equipment and other high-technology services and products.

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Complementary metal–oxide–semiconductor, abbreviated as 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 multiprocessor 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 controls how data is stored and retrieved.

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In computing, floating point operations per second (FLOPS, flops or flop/s) is a measure of computer performance, useful in fields of scientific computations that require floating-point calculations.

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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

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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HPCG benchmark

The HPCG (high performance conjugate gradient) benchmark is a supercomputing benchmark test proposed by Michael Heroux from Sandia National Laboratories, and Jack Dongarra and Piotr Luszczek from the University of Tennessee.

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Hyōgo Prefecture

is a prefecture of Japan located in the Kansai region on Honshu island.

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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 日本国 or Nihon-koku, lit. "State of Japan") is a sovereign island country in East Asia.

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is the sixth-largest city in Japan and 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 is a family of free and open-source software operating systems built around the Linux kernel.

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Linux kernel

The Linux kernel is an open-source monolithic 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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Mesh networking

A mesh network is a local network topology in which the infrastructure nodes (i.e. bridges, switches and other infrastructure devices) connect directly, dynamically and non-hierarchically to as many other nodes as possible and cooperate with one another to efficiently route data from/to clients.

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Message Passing Interface

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

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Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology

The, also known as MEXT, Monka-shō, and formerly the, 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 processing units called cores, which 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) or People's Liberation Army National University of Defense Science and Technology in full is a top military academy, as well as a research type national key university located 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 model

The open-source model is a decentralized software-development model that encourages open collaboration.

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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 designed and manufactured by Fujitsu.

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Rapid transit

Rapid transit or mass rapid transit, also known as heavy rail, metro, MRT, subway, tube, U-Bahn or underground, 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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Router (computing)

A router is a networking device that forwards data packets between computer networks.

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The SPARC64 V (Zeus) is a SPARC V9 microprocessor designed by Fujitsu.

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Sunway TaihuLight

The Sunway TaihuLight (Shénwēi·tàihú zhī guāng) is a Chinese supercomputer which,, is ranked second in the TOP500 list, with a LINPACK benchmark rating of 93 petaflops.

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A supercomputer is a computer with a high level of performance 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-I, Tianhe-1, or TH-1 (Sky River Number One) is a supercomputer capable of an Rmax (maximum range) of 2.5 petaFLOPS.

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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, China.

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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 switch-less 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- and land-grant university 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 unit of power.

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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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