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Fujitsu lanserer PRIMEHPC FX10 Supercomputer

Supercomputer med ytelse på 23.2 PFLOPS nå tilgjengelig i hele verden

Oslo, november 07, 2011
Fujitsu lanserte i dag supercomputeren PRIMEHPC FX10 i hele verden. PRIMEHPC FX10 kan skaleres til en ytelse på hele 23,2 petaflops (*1) (PFLOPS). 

PRIMEHPC FX10 kombinerer høy ytelse, skalerbarhet og pålitelighet med overlegen energieffektivitet, og bygger videre på Fujitsus supercomputer-teknologien som ble brukt i ”K-computer” som satte verdensrekord i ytelse (*2) i juni i år. Alle komponenter i PRIMEHPC FX10, fra prosessorer til mellomvare, er utviklet av Fujitsu, som igjen tillater høy pålitelighet og stabilitet. Systemet kan skaleres etter kundens behov helt opp til en 1024 racks konfigurasjon som med superhøy toppfart på hele 23,2 PFLOPS.

– Superdatamaskiner i petaflopsklassen har sin særskilte styrke ved simulering av omfattende problemstillinger av samfunnsskala, sier markeds- og kommunikasjonsdirektør Anders Eiken i Fujitsu Norge, for eksempel værvarsling, jordskjelvsimulering og annen katastrofeberedskap, legemiddelutvikling og utvikling av nye energikilder.

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Fujitsu Launches PRIMEHPC FX10 Supercomputer

Global availability of supercomputer offering world-class standalone performance of 23.2 PFLOPS

Tokyo, November 7, 2011 – Fujitsu today announced the global availability of the PRIMEHPC FX10 supercomputer, which is capable of scaling to a top theoretical processing performance of 23.2 petaflops (*1) (PFLOPS).

Combining high performance, scalability, and reliability with superior energy efficiency, PRIMEHPC FX10 further improves on Fujitsu’s supercomputer technology employed in the “K computer,” which achieved the world’s top-ranked performance (*2) in June 2011. All of the supercomputer’s components—from processors to middleware—have been developed by Fujitsu, thereby delivering high levels of reliability and operability. The system can be scaled to meet customer needs, up to a 1,024 rack configuration achieving a super-high speed of 23.2 PFLOPS.

By leveraging the new system, it will be possible to address societal challenges—including new drug development, disaster prevention, disaster mitigation, and other measures, to bring about a safe and secure society—and to pursue cutting-edge research, such as enabling the development and manufacturing of new materials without the need to make prototypes. This has the potential to help companies enhance their competitive edge.

In offering a high-performance and high-quality system on a global scale, Fujitsu aims to help expedite the academic research and product development of customers throughout the world.

 

Background

Recently, computer simulations have been employed in a wide range of applications, from basic research at universities and research institutions to corporate product development. Going forward, it is expected that such simulations will be leveraged to address problems facing society, such as drug discovery and medical research, analysis of earthquakes and weather phenomena, and development of new sources of energy. As a result, supercomputers, which serve as a platform for enabling computer simulations, are steadily increasing in performance and scale. In particular, in the area of high-end supercomputers, petaflops-class performance is in great demand.

To meet such needs, Fujitsu has developed PRIMEHPC FX10, a supercomputer capable of world-class performance of up to 23.2 PFLOPS. The new system will be available worldwide.

The new system is highly compatible with the “K computer” supercomputer, which is being developed by RIKEN and Fujitsu as part of an initiative led by Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). As such, it is optimal for developing software to be used on the K computer.

Fujitsu is aiming to bring about a “Human Centric Intelligent Society” by contributing to a prosperous future for society and customers through the continued development of supercomputers.

 

Product Features

1. Delivers a world-class, high-speed, ultra-large-scale computing environment of up to 23.2 petaflops

In its largest potential configuration consisting of 98,304 nodes, 1,024 racks, the supercomputer delivers a high-speed, ultrascale computing environment with a theoretical computing performance of 23.2 petaflops and 6 petabytes of memory.

 2. SPARC64™ IXfx processors deliver high performance with low power consumption

PRIMEHPC FX10 runs on the newly-developed SPARC64™ IXfx processors, which offer a very significant boost in performance over the SPARC64™ VIIIfx processor on which they are based and which power the K computer. Each processor has 16 cores, and by employing a water-cooling method and highly-efficient design that emphasizes computing performance per watt of electricity consumed, achieves world-class standalone performance levels of 236.5 gigaflops and performance per watt of over 2 gigaflops.

3. Delivers high execution performance with massively parallel applications while reducing development workloads

PRIMEHPC FX10 features a variety of enhancements for high-performance computing, such as high memory bandwidth, scalable “Tofu” interconnects with 10 links, each delivering high performance levels of 5 GB/s x 2 (both directions), and Fujitsu’s original HPC middleware, Technical Computing Suite, which has a compiler and library, resulting in high execution performance for massively parallel applications. 

VISIMPACT makes it easy to implement a hybrid parallel programming model that combines threads (*3) with Message Passing Interface (*4), which is effective for massively parallel programming, thereby reducing the burden of handling massively parallel programming for application developers.

4. Proprietary reliable technology and high operability for a large-scale system

Due to its processors, which include the same built-in RAS functions found in mainframes, and “Tofu” interconnects, which employ highly-flexible 6-dimensional mesh/torus architecture, PRIMEHPC FX10 delivers high reliability and availability.

Moreover, thanks to the system management and job operations management functions in the Technical Computing Suite HPC middleware, as well as its high-performance distributed file system, FEFS, that enables sharing across 100,000 nodes, PRIMEHPC FX10 delivers high operability for a large-scale system.

 

Product Specifications

1. Hardware

Node

Theoretical computational performance

236.5GFLOPS

Processor

SPARC64™ IXfx (1.848GHz, 16 cores) x 1

Memory capacity

32GB, 64GB

Memory bandwidth

85GB/s

Inter-node transfer rate

5GB/s × 2 (bidirectional) / link

System

No. racks

4 1,024

Nodes

384 98,304

Theoretical computational performance

90.8 23,248TFLOPS

Total memory

12 6,291TB

Interconnect

“Tofu” Interconnect

Cooling Method

Direct water cooling + air cooling

(Optional: Exhaust cooling unit)


 

2. Software

Shipping Date

Starting January 2012

Sales Target

50 systems over the next three years.

Glossary and Notes

1. Petaflops

Quadrillion floating-point operations per second.

2. Top-ranked performance

According to the 37th TOP500 list announced on June 20, 2011, with a performance of 8.162 petaflops.

3. Thread Parallelization

A parallelization processing method in which a process is broken down into multiple threads. The automated parallelization functions of the compiler can be used for processing within the same node.

4. Message Passing Interface Parallelization

A parallelization processing method that uses a library called MPI (Message Passing Interface) to divide a program into multiple processes. Enables parallelization to be used within nodes and between nodes.

Pressekontakter

 

Fujitsu Norge

Anders Eiken

Markeds- og kommunikasjonsdirektør

Tel: + 47 90242332

E-post: anders.eiken@ts.fujitsu.com

 

 

Om Fujitsu

Fujitsu er en av verdens ledende leverandører av IKT-baserte forretningsløsninger. Selskapet leverer produkter og tjenester i over 100 land gjennom en arbeidsstyrke bestående av mer enn 170 000 medarbeidere. Fujitsu globalt tilbyr et verdensomspennende nettverk av system- og serviceeksperter med høypålitelige databehandlings- og kommunikasjonsprodukter og avansert mikroelektronikk. Med hovedkontor i Tokyo, rapporterte Fujitsu en konsolidert omsetning på 4,5 billioner yen (NOK 300 milliarder) for regnskapsåret som ble avsluttet 31. mars 2011. For mer informasjon, besøk www.fujitsu.no. 

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Date: 07 november, 2011
City: Oslo

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