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Japan's Fugaku retakes supercomputing crown from US and China

Riken-Fujitsu system clocks in nearly three times faster than top IBM machine

The Fugaku supercomputer is shown off to the media on June 16 at the Riken Center for Computational Science in Kobe. (Photo by Tomoki Mera)

TOKYO -- Japan's new government-backed supercomputer ranks as the fastest in the world, breaking the U.S.-China duopoly for the first time in over eight years, international rankings released Monday show.

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