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Japan's Fugaku keeps position as world's fastest supercomputer

Fujitsu-Riken model also ranks highest in AI performance and big data processing

Fugaku is the successor to Japan's K supercomputer, which ranked No.1 in 2011. The 130 billion yen ($1.22 billion) system became fully operational in March. (Photo by Yoshiyuki Tamai)

TOKYO -- The Fugaku supercomputer, developed by Fujitsu and Japan's national research institute Riken, has defended its title as the world's fastest supercomputer, beating competitors from China and the U.S.

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