Covid means Japan can’t host the Olympics this year, but this is a fine lockdown consolation prize! The great processing might of "Fugaku" will be focused on parsing earthquakes, weather patterns and coughs. All helpful for insurance underwriting, but other parts of financial services will, of course, be taking note.
Fugaku’s launch is now explicitly about the earthquakes, weather patterns and coughs that it will parse with its great processing might. K was explicitly designed to be number one, said Matsuoka, but Fugaku was not. It was designed to be both user friendly and good at the range of applications it will be called upon to run: it just happens that the process created a giant. Corporate Japan, whose instincts are often far more K than Fugaku, would be wise to take note.