Fujitsu Develops World’s Fastest Processor, Venus (May 17, 2009) — Japanese computer maker Fujitsu Ltd. has developed the world’s fastest supercomputer processing unit with the speed twice of the current processor.

venusThe company spokesman Masao Sakamoto said, “a new central processing unit (CPU), prototype successfully computed at 128 billion times per second – beating the current record, held by Intel Corp., by 2.5 times.”

He added the company shrunk the size of each central circuit, thus doubling the number of circuits per chip.

The prototype is also energy-efficient and was able to cut power consumption to one-third of the conventional Fujitsu model.

The Company aims to put the new CPU, with a code name “Venus,” into practical application in supercomputers “within several years,” Sakamoto said.

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