Fujitsu

Supercomputer K: An ally to reduce disaster risks

Japan to use a supercomputer for disaster risk reduction after the devastation caused by the 2011 tsunami (Image: U.S. Air Force)

The Tohoku University and Fujitsu Laboratories jointly developed a real-time flood analysis system with the help of the Fujitsu's supercomputer, K.

Disaster risk reduction has become a priority for Japan after 2011 tsunami, which devastated the coast and left more than 15,000 killed. With the help of K, this new system will allow calculating the estimated arrival time of tsunamis and the probability and extent of infrastructural damage.

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