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  • K Computer is a play on the Japanese word "kei" for the number 10 quadrillion, which will be the number of calculations the machine is targeted to handle once it is completed in 2012.

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  • The K is named for the Japanese word "kei", which represents 10 quadrillion.

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  • K Computer is a play on the Japanese word "kei" for the number 10 quadrillion (10,000 trillion), which will be the number of calculations per second the machine can handle.

    One Goal: 10 Quadrillion Calculations

  • They were classified as kei cars, tiny models that are exempt in Japan from some taxes and regulations.

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  • Suzuki, which specializes in tiny cars called "kei" or minicars in Japan and other parts of Asia, was widely viewed as needing the prowess of a bigger Volkswagen to ride out the intensifying global competition as the industry moves increasingly to green cars.

  • Subminiature, or "kei" cars (from kei-jidosha - subcompact cars) have been a Japanese phenomenon.

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  • These lightweight "kei" cars produced some very interesting offspring, including the

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  • J.D. I think the chart needs one more color bar for "last minute 3-D conversion." kei

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  • The Japanese have had special regulations for the so-called kei car.

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  • The small-car specialist makes more than half of its profit in the domestic market, where sales of mini kei cars are gaining market share.

    Small Is Beautiful for Japan's Daihatsu

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