The K in K computer, the world's fastest supercomputer

20 Jun 2011 Hamburg - The fastest computer in the world, just called K? One letter? Yes, it is not that they ran out of inspiration at Riken. K (or Kei as we know the Japanese character outside Asia) has several meanings. One is a gateway, and the K-computer is expected to be a gateway that opens up new ways for scientific discoveries. Another meaning is 10**16, which happens to be the speed of the machine: 10 Petaflop/s. And it is related to Kobe, home of the K computer.
ΠDr. Watanabe showing the certificate for fastest supercomputer in the world.
Ad Emmen