This Day in History: March 2
March 2, 1993
Japanese Supercomputing Competes with Cray
The New York Times reports that the Japanese National Institute for Fusion Science had challenged the United States by announcing that a Japanese supercomputer designed by NEC Corporation could perform all the tasks the Institute required. Cray Research Inc., who stood to sell the institute one of its supercomputers, insisted on testing the machine itself before agreeing to the claim.