A new supercomputer developed by Fujitsu which is already running at the RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Science in Kobe is the new fastest supercomputer in the world. In 2004 Japan lost the lead on the TOP500 list of fastest supercomputers in the world, but last Monday Japan officially regained the lead. Fujitsu K is three times faster than the second supercomputer on the list (China).
It is the first computer in history to surpass 8 petaflops and all the system has 548,352 cores. The power bill and the general maintenance of the supercomputer will be close to 8 million EUR / 11,5 million USD per year.