One of the highest performing supercomputers in the world, the K computer was designed with a high priority given to ease of use, and maintains a high speed. It is being used in a broad range of fields including drug discovery, earthquake/tsunami research, weather forecasting, space science, manufacturing and material development.
The Fugaku computer is being developed to help solve top-priority issues we will be facing in the 2020s. With its completion we expect that problems taking a year to solve on the K computer will only take a few days for the Fugaku. As a result, we will be able to address a broader range of problems.