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Fujitsu develops world's fastest processor

Japanese computer maker Fujitsu Ltd. said today that it has successfully developed the world's fastest supercomputer processing unit with more than twice the speed of the current leader.

india Updated: May 13, 2009 21:32 IST

Japanese computer maker Fujitsu Ltd. said today that it has successfully developed the world's fastest supercomputer processing unit with more than twice the speed of the current leader.

A new central processing unit, or CPU, prototype successfully computed at 128 billion times per second - beating the current record, held by Intel Corp., by 2.5 times, company spokesman Masao Sakamoto said.

The company shrunk the size of each central circuit, thus doubling the number of circuits per chip, he said. The prototype is also energy-efficient and was able to cut power consumption to one-third of the conventional Fujitsu model.

Fujitsu aims to put the new CPU, with a code name "Venus," into practical application in supercomputers "within several years," Sakamoto said.