Supercomputer Fugaku

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 fourth consecutive term

Tokyo, November 16, 2021

The supercomputer Fugaku, jointly developed by RIKEN and Fujitsu, has successfully retained the top spot for four consecutive terms in 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.

What is Fugaku?

System features

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

Fujitsu's expertise

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

Specifications

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)

Application example

Fujitsu Japan Embarks on Joint Research for COVID-19 Therapies Using World’s Fastest Supercomputer with Researchers of Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo

Exploration into molecular mechanisms of infection inhibition may lead to development of new COVID-19 Treatments

Fujitsu Leverages World’s Fastest Supercomputer ‘Fugaku’ and AI to Deliver Real-Time Tsunami Prediction in Joint Project

International Research Institute of Disaster Science, Tohoku University, Earthquake Research Institute, The University of Tokyo, Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd.

Fugaku: Pulling the Future Closer

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