Japanese Supercomputer Technology

Science  17 Dec 1982:
Vol. 218, Issue 4578, pp. 1189-1193
DOI: 10.1126/science.218.4578.1189


Under the auspices of the Ministry for International Trade and Industry the Japanese have launched a National Superspeed Computer Project intended to produce high-performance computers for scientific computation and a Fifth-Generation Computer Project intended to incorporate and exploit concepts of artificial intelligence. If these projects are successful, which appears likely, advanced economic and military research in the United States may become dependent on access to supercomputers of foreign manufacture.