Top Page | English | 简体中文 | 繁體中文 | 한국어 | 日本語
Tuesday, 4 February 2020, 17:35 HKT/SGT

Source: Fujitsu Ltd
Fujitsu Receives Supercomputer Order from Nagoya University's Information Technology Center
World's first adoption of a commercial supercomputer using Fugaku technology

TOKYO, Feb 4, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - Fujitsu today announced that it has received an order for the next generation of supercomputer system from Nagoya University's Information Technology Center. The system is scheduled to start operation in July 2020.

For the first time in the world, this system will adopt 2,304 nodes of the Fujitsu Supercomputer PRIMEHPC FX1000(1), which utilizes the technology of the supercomputer Fugaku developed jointly with RIKEN. In addition, a cluster system, connecting 221 nodes of the latest x86 servers Fujitsu Server PRIMERGY CX2570 M5(2) in parallel, as well as storage systems are connected by a high-speed interconnect. The sum of the theoretical computational performance of the entire system is 15.88 petaflops(3), making it one of the highest performing systems in Japan.

As a national joint usage/research center, the Information Technology Center of Nagoya University provides computing resources for academic use to researchers and private companies nationwide. It is currently operating a supercomputer system consisting of Fujitsu Supercomputer PRIMEHPC FX100 and other components. This time, the Center is planning to innovate the system in order to fulfill the large-scale calculation demand from researchers in joint usage nationwide, as well as the new calculation requirement for supercomputers represented by data science. Fujitsu won the order for this system in recognition of its proposal that concentrates the technical capabilities of Fujitsu and Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd.

With the new system, Nagoya University's Information Technology Center will contribute to various research and development activities. These include the conventional simulation of numerical computation to unravel the mechanism of typhoons and design new drugs. Moreover, the new system will develop a technology in the medical field that supports diagnoses and treatment, while apply AI in developing automatic driving technology.

Fujitsu will continue to support the activities of the Center with its technology and experience nurtured through the development and offering of world-class supercomputers. By providing PRIMEHPC FX1000 worldwide, the company will also contribute to solving social issues, accelerating leading-edge research, and strengthening corporate advantages.

Comment by Kensaku Mori, Director, The Information Technology Center of Nagoya University

In recent years, the digitization of university education and research activities has increased the demand for computing. In addition to such areas as extreme weather including super typhoons, earthquakes, and tsunamis, which are closely related to the safety and security of people's lives, chemical fields such as molecular structure and drug discovery, and simulations in basic sciences such as space and elementary particles, there is an ever-increasing demand for computing in the fields of medicine and mobility, including artificial intelligence and machine learning. Also important are the data consumed and generated in computing, the networks that connect them, and the visualization of knowledge discovery from computing and data. Equipped with essential functions for such digital science in universities, the new supercomputer will be offered not only to Nagoya University but also to universities and research institutes nationwide, contributing to the further development of academic research in Japan.

(1) Fujitsu Supercomputer PRIMEHPC FX1000 Features the CPU A64FX adopting Scalable Vector Extension (SVE) which is an extension of the Arm v8-A architecture for supercomputers. It achieves high performance per power as well as high computational efficiency due to the high memory bandwidth of HBM2 (High Bandwidth Memory), a high-performance stacked memory.
(2) Fujitsu Server PRIMERGY CX2570 M5 Fujitsu's latest x86 server. It has a 2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable Processors and the NVIDIA V100 Tensor Core GPU that is ideal for AI and deep learning applications, with high bandwidth, energy efficient interconnect NVIDIA NVLink between the GPUs. PRIMERGY CX 2570 M5 is equipped with up to 4 GPU computing cards per server and connects them via NVIDIA NVLink for ultra-fast communication.
(3) Petaflops Short for peta floating-point operations per second. Peta is an SI prefix indicating one quadrillion, or 10 to the power of 15, indicating performance of one quadrillion floating-point operations per second.

About Fujitsu Ltd

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Approximately 130,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 3.9 trillion yen (US$35 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2020. For more information, please see

Feb 4, 2020 17:35 HKT/SGT
Source: Fujitsu Ltd

Fujitsu Ltd (TSE: 6702)

Topic: Press release summary
Sectors: Enterprise IT
From the Asia Corporate News Network

Copyright © 2020 ACN Newswire. All rights reserved. A division of Asia Corporate News Network.

Fujitsu Ltd Links

Fujitsu Ltd
Sept 30, 2020 15:25 HKT/SGT
DOCOMO, Fujitsu and NEC Achieve World's First Carrier Aggregation Using 5G Frequency Bands on Multi-Vendor Radio Access Network
Sept 24, 2020 13:55 HKT/SGT
Fujitsu and SNP Announce Global Platinum Partnership Agreement -- Accelerating SAP S/4HANA Conversion Business with Advanced Data Transformation Technologies
Sept 23, 2020 09:25 HKT/SGT
Fujitsu to Deliver New Supercomputer System for Canon
Sept 18, 2020 09:20 HKT/SGT
Fujitsu Develops Technology to Block Facial Authentication Fraud
Sept 10, 2020 10:34 HKT/SGT
Fujitsu and Toyota Systems Optimize Large-Scale Supply Chain Logistics using Quantum-Inspired Technology
Sept 10, 2020 10:14 HKT/SGT
Fujitsu Expands Potential of Automotive Big Data with Launch of AI-Powered, On-Vehicle Camera Video Analysis Platform, "Fujitsu Future Mobility Accelerator Digital Twin Analyzer"
Sept 2, 2020 09:18 HKT/SGT
Fujitsu and Tokyo Shinagawa Hospital Embark on Joint Research and Development of AI Technology to Support Diagnosis of COVID-19 Pneumonia
Sept 1, 2020 09:16 HKT/SGT
Fujitsu to Reimagine the Future at Fujitsu ActivateNow 2020 Global Digital Experience
Aug 31, 2020 15:35 HKT/SGT
Fujitsu Concludes Share Transfer Agreement Concerning the Mobile Phone Retail Store Business
Aug 25, 2020 14:56 HKT/SGT
Fujitsu Named "DX Company" for 2020
More news >>
 News Alerts
Copyright © 2020 ACN Newswire - Asia Corporate News Network
Home | About us | Services | Partners | Events | Login | Contact us | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | RSS
US: +1 800 291 0906 | Beijing: +86 400 879 3881 | Hong Kong: +852 2217 2912 | Singapore: +65 6304 8926 | Tokyo: +81 3 6859 8575

Connect With us: