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CEO of PEZY Computing Arrested for Alleged Fraud

Accepted submission by takyon at 2017-12-07 20:06:22

The founder, President, and CEO of PEZY Computing, Motoaki Saito, has been arrested for allegedly defrauding the Japanese government []:

The head of Japanese supercomputing firm PEZY Computing was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of defrauding a government institution of 431 million yen (~$3.8 million). According to reports in the Japanese press, PEZY founder, president and CEO Motoaki Saito and another PEZY employee, Daisuke Suzuki, are charged with profiting from padded claims they submitted to the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO).

On the 21st [] Green500 list [], the top three most efficient supercomputers as well as the #5 most efficient supercomputer all use PEZY-SC2 "manycore" chips [].

Previously: PEZY's Next Many-Core Chip Will Include a MIPS 64-Bit CPU []
TOP500 Analysis Shows "Nothing Wrong with Moore's Law" and the November 2015 Green500 List []
Shoubu Continues to Lead June 2016 Green500 List, World's Fastest Supercomputer Comes in at #3 []

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