The post-K computer is being developed to help solve top-priority issues expected in the 2020s. With the completion of the post-K computer, we expect that problems taking a year to solve on the current system will only take a few days on the new one. As a result, we will also be able to address a broader range of problems and make use of the new supercomputer in novel, innovative ways. The new system will become an essential tool for solving problems in the areas of bioscience, disaster prevention, environmental issues, energy, and manufacturing.
We face a number of technical challenges in creating the new system. In its development, we aim for a system that is highly productive and reliable, and which maintains a balance between performance and power consumption. To achieve this, we must develop both hardware and software that enable high application performance with low power consumption. We also need to build support software that makes it easy to create applications that take full advantage the post-K computer’s performance. The hardware we develop will use leading-edge advanced micro-fabrication processing technology and ensure that the post-K computer maintains a high level of reliability and fault tolerance.
To start general use around 2020, we will be working to ensure that the system we develop will live up to expectations, and look forward to your continuing support and cooperation.
Project leader of the post-K supercomputer development