This book contains chapters written by eminent scientists on the latest development in computer technology and applications in Japan. The objective of the book is to provide an awareness of the considerable advances being made by Japanese scientists on the general area of information technology and in the so-called Fifth Generation Computer Systems. In the first chapter, Watanabe of the NEC Corporation, describes advanced architecture and technology of supercomputing systems. This theme is followed by Nakamura of Tohoku University in the next chapter. Another type of supercomputer for vector processing, the FACOM VP 2000 Series is then described by Uchida of Fujitsu Ltd in Chapter 3. Expert systems are presented in the next two chapters by Ueno and Oomari of Tokyo Denki University and by Koseki and Goto of the NEC Corporation. Important applications in computer graphics are described in Chapter 6 by Ishii and Murakami of Fujitsu Laboratories.
Hayahi from the same laboratory then
discusses neurocomputers in Japan. The final chapter by Noguchi of Tohoku University illustrates an important application in communications.