Fujitsu unveils the world’s fastest processor

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Fujitsu recently took the wraps off of “Venus” their new processor designed to be used in supercomputer applications.  Venus is built on a 45nm manufacturing process and surpasses the current champ, Intel, by a factor of 2.5.  The new chip is capable of generating 128 Gigaflops (128,000,000,000 floating point operations per second) of computational power.

Credit: PC Watch

Venus isn’t quite ready for primetime; Fujitsu said we’ll see it being used within the “next several years”.  By that time, it’s up the air as to what competition Fujitsu and Venus might face.

Further reading:
PC Watch (Google translated from the original Japanese)

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