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The 416 quadrillion reasons why Japan’s supercomputer is number 1

5 mins | Jul 3, 2020
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The great processing might of Fugaku will focus on parsing earthquakes, weather patterns and coughs. The primetime television hit of the year in Japan so far? A $1bn-plus made-in-Japan machine's animation of a "salaryman sitting at his desk and coughing." However, in this piece, Financial Times' Tokyo correspondent Leo Lewis explores why the feat is more remarkable than it initially sounds.

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