The supercomputer Fugaku, jointly developed by RIKEN and Fujitsu since 2014, was completed on March 9, 2021.
On the same day, Fugaku became available for shared use, providing access for a wide range of researchers and users in academic and industrial fields.
Japan's Fugaku Retains Title as World's Fastest Supercomputer for three consecutive terms
Tokyo, June 28, 2021
The supercomputer Fugaku, jointly developed by RIKEN and Fujitsu, has successfully retained the top spot for three consecutive terms on all four of the major high-performance computer rankings...
Fugaku and associated technologies help to solve major challenges in the world today
Interview with the lead developers of the supercomputer Fugaku
We invited two key persons who led the development of Fugaku to discuss the history of supercomputers and the possibilities that await in the future.
Fugaku: Pulling the Future Closer
What is Fugaku?
A system that excels in its all-around capabilities with up to 100 times greater application performance than that of the K computer
- Low power consumption, high computational performance, user convenience , and ability to produce ground-breaking results
- Power consumption of 30 to 40 MW (cf. K computer: 12.7 MW)
- Design also suited for AI applications such as deep learning
Developing the entire system from the processor to software by integrating cutting-edge technologies
- Processor compliant with Armv8.2-A SVE, the latest instruction set architecture for high-performance servers
World-leading performance using the newly developed A64FX processor
- Total number of nodes: 158,976 (432 racks)
- Peak performance (boost mode) : 537 PFLOPS (double precision)
Cutting-edge supercomputer utilizing technology from the supercomputer Fugaku
Expected Outcome: Priority Issues and Exploratory Challenges
Social and scientific priority issues to be tackled by using the Supercomputer Fugaku
Achievement of a society that provides health and longevity
- Innovative drug discovery infrastructure through functional control of biomolecular systems
- Integrated computational life science to support personalized and preventive medicine
Disaster prevention and global climate problems
- Development of integrated simulation systems for hazards and disasters induced by earthquakes and tsunamis
- Advancement of meteorological and global environmental predictions utilizing observational "Big Data"
- Development of new fundamental technologies for high-efficiency energy creation, conversion/storage and use
- Accelerated development of innovative clean energy systems
Enhancement of industrial competitiveness
- Creation of new functional devices and high-performance materials to support next-generation industries(CDMSI)
- Development of innovative design and production processes that lead the way for the manufacturing industry in the near future
Development of basic science
- Elucidation of the fundamental laws and evolution of the universe
RIKEN Center for Computational Science
- "Expected Outcome: Priority Issues and Exploratory Challenges"(https://www.r-ccs.riken.jp/en/fugaku/outcome), 15 May 2020.
Cutting edge technology
Behind the scenes of Fugaku as the World's Fastest Supercomputer: (1) manufacturing
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Behind the scenes of Fugaku as the World's Fastest Supercomputer: (2) delivery
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