RIKEN Unveils Supercomputer “Fugaku” for the First Time

RIKEN has unveiled the next generation domestic supercomputer “Fugaku” in Kobe on the 16th. 432 dedicated shelves containing central processing units (CPU) developed by Fujitsu are lined up. It is the successor to the supercomputer “Kei,” which stopped in the summer of 2019, and is aiming for about 100 times the computing capacity.

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The computer room at the RIKEN Center for Computational Science was opened to the press. A maximum of 384 CPUs, which is four times as large as the K computer, is stored in one dedicated shelf.

Tomidake was scheduled to start operation in 2021, but in April this year, it began research into the effects of the new coronavirus infection spread measures and the socio-economic impact of infectious diseases. Satoshi Matsuoka emphasized that “we have actually obtained results by predicting clusters in trains, spray infections in restaurants, and preventing hospital-acquired infections.”

Fudake was developed in 10 years. Next week, the latest ranking of supercomputer computing speed will be announced. “World-class performance” (Mr. Matsuoka).

Attention is also focused on high energy efficiency. 19 years, Tomitake prototype machine saved

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RIKEN has unveiled the next generation domestic supercomputer "Fugaku" in Kobe on the 16th.

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