The post-K computer development plan under the FLAGSHIP 2020 Project, initiated by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in 2014, has set the target of developing (1) the next generation flagship supercomputer of Japan (the successor of the K computer) along with (2) a wide range of applications that will address top priority social and scientific issues.
RIKEN AICS has been appointed as the main organization for leading the development of the post-K with the aim of launching operations around 2020. We are committed to build a world-leading, general purpose supercomputer and its applications in a coordinated way to enable maximum use of the research results and the technologies developed with the K computer.
Note: Different institutes will be in charge of the high priority social and scientific issues, which have been identified for implementation on the post-K computer.
FLAGSHIP 2020 Project
The name of the project was chosen to indicate that the goal is to develop a system that will lead Japan, acting as a “flagship,” in the development of the supercomputer based on next-generation technologies. The post-K computer will be easy to use and it’s going to yield important scientific results. The term FLAGSHIP is also an abbreviation of Future LAtency core-based General-purpose Supercomputer with HIgh Productivity.