Japans Fugaku supercomputer powers up drug discovery, storm forecasts

Japan’s Fugaku supercomputer powers up drug discovery, storm forecasts.

Japan, Fugaku supercomputer powers, drug discovery

TOKYO -- Discovering new drugs and predicting severe weather are among the tasks the Japanese-built Fugaku, one of the worlds fastest supercomputers, has taken on as its applications broaden.

Fugaku will be at the center of a two-year experimental study focused on a pharmaceutical development platform. The government-sponsored project, launched in July, was proposed by the Life Intelligence Consortium, an industry-academia collaboration.

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