The K computer’s successor has been named Fugaku. The web contents will be updated in coming days. (May 23, 2019)
The supercomputer Fugaku development plan initiated by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in 2014, has set the goal to develop: (1) the next generation flagship supercomputer of Japan (the successor to the K computer); and (2) a wide range of applications that will address social and scientific issues of high priority.
RIKEN Center for Computational Science (R-CCS) has been appointed to lead the development of Fugaku with the aim to start public service around 2021. We are committed to develop a world-leading, versatile supercomputer and its applications, building on the research, technologies, and experience obtained through the use of the K computer.
The MEXT, R-CCS and its corporate partner will collaborate with several research institutions and universities to co-design the system and applications in order to address the high priority social and scientific issues identified by the MEXT.