ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronTitle ChevronIcon FacebookIcon LinkedinIcon Mail ContactPath LayerIcon MailPositive ArrowIcon Print

Japan's Fugaku cedes fastest computer crown to U.S.'s Frontier

America and China in race to the top of cutting-edge supercomputing

Japan's Fugaku, developed by the Riken Institute and Fujitsu, has been knocked off the top spot in a ranking of supercomputer calculation speeds after a two-year reign. (Photo by Tomoki Mera)

TOKYO -- Frontier, a U.S.-built supercomputer, has dethroned Japan's Fugaku, developed by the Riken Institute and Fujitsu, as the world's fastest such device, according to a twice-yearly ranking published Monday, ending the Japanese machine's two-year reign.

With the U.S. and China forging ahead in computational performance, the Japanese government will begin a full-scale study into building a successor to Fugaku, which placed second.

Sponsored Content

About Sponsored Content This content was commissioned by Nikkei's Global Business Bureau.

Nikkei Asian Review, now known as Nikkei Asia, will be the voice of the Asian Century.

Celebrate our next chapter
Free access for everyone - Sep. 30

Find out more