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Korea to Work on Producing Supercomputers
Made-in-Korea Supercomputer
Korea to Work on Producing Supercomputers
  • By Jung Min-hee
  • December 21, 2015, 03:45
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President of the Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology Kang Sung-mo (3rd from right) and chairman of the High Performance Computing Development Forum presides over a public hearing of the forum on Dec. 17 at The-K Hotel in Yangjae, Seoul.
President of the Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology Kang Sung-mo (3rd from right) and chairman of the High Performance Computing Development Forum presides over a public hearing of the forum on Dec. 17 at The-K Hotel in Yangjae, Seoul.

 

Korean supercomputer experts launched the High Performance Computing Development Forum in July this year. Since then, the forum has held four conferences and workshops and come up with measures for the self-development of supercomputers.

According to its plan, Korea is to develop one-petaflop and 30-petaflop supercomputers on its own by 2018 and 2025, respectively. To this end, a prototype for the former is to be created between next year and 2017 so that time and costs can be saved during the development of the latter.

In addition, system software and application software frameworks are slated to be set up to the point of allowing easy utilization in industries before distribution to enterprises so that the supercomputer can be utilized in various industrial sectors when it is developed. Then, a 30-petaflop supercomputer is to be completed by 2025 based on the prototype.

At the same time, the forum said that it would select core techniques and work on lab-based system realization with regard to the development of future-oriented computers like quantum computers, neuromorphic computers and molecular computers.