10 Petaflop Supercomputer in Japan is Funded again

Finance Minister Hirohisa Fujii and other key Cabinet members agreed Wednesday to allow the science ministry as a special case to earmark up to around 23 billion yen in the fiscal 2010 budget to support projects to develop a next-generation supercomputer.

The $300 million project is funded for Fujitsu to make a 10 petaflop supercomputer that is to be operational in 2012. Fujitsu demonstrated a prototype node for the system recently and was only waiting to have funding restored to begin building.