Top Page | English | 简体中文 | 繁體中文 | 한국어 | 日本語
Friday, 13 November 2020, 14:02 HKT/SGT
Share:
    

Source: Fujitsu Ltd
Fujitsu Receives Order for "AI Bridging Green Cloud Infrastructure" Supercomputer System from Japan's National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
Accelerating AI research and development, demonstration, and implementation in society through industry-government-academia collaboration

TOKYO, Nov 13, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - Fujitsu has received an order from Japan's National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) for the "AI Bridging Green Cloud Infrastructure" supercomputer system, which aims to accelerate AI research and development in industry, government, and academia.




Next-generation model of Fujitsu Server PRIMERGY GX2570


The new system will consist of 120 next-generation 2-way rack (4U) Fujitsu PRIMERGY GX2570 servers and a 11.2 petabyte, high-capacity storage system, each accelerated by eight GPUs(1) per node and suitable for large-scale analysis using AI such as deep learning. The theoretical peak performance of half-precision floating point operations(2), which represents an important benchmark in the AI field, is expected to be 300 petaflops(3), while that of double-precision floating-point operations(4), which are mainly used in the conventional simulation field, is expected to be 19.3 petaflops.

The "AI Bridging Green Cloud Infrastructure" system will be added to the AI Data Center Building at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology Kashiwa Center in Japan with the beginning of operations scheduled for fiscal 2021.

Background

AIST launched the "AI Bridging Cloud Infrastructure (ABCI)" system on August 1, 2018, which enables advanced AI processing through coordination of algorithms, big data, and computational power, to accelerate leading-edge research and development of AI technologies and their implementation in industry and other fields in society. After receiving the order to construct "ABCI," Fujitsu successfully delivered a cloud infrastructure for AI applications featuring the world's highest level of machine learning processing capacity, high-performance computing capacity, and energy efficiency. Since its launch, more than 1,000 users in total, ranging from AI-related startup companies to general electrical appliance manufacturers, have leveraged the powerful system to engage in AI research and development.

In response to rapidly increasing demand for AI R&D in industry, government, and academia, AIST will introduce a new "AI Bridging Green Cloud Infrastructure" system to bolster its existing "ABCI", combining a high-performance computing system with a large-capacity storage system while following the basic structure of the "ABCI". AIST has awarded this order to Fujitsu in recognition of the results it delivered for the existing system, as well as the strength of its proposal, which draws on the combined technological capabilities of Fujitsu and Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. and features a system consisting of 120 of its latest x86 servers with 8 GPUs and a 11.2 petabyte large-capacity storage system.

Features of the "AI Bridging Green Cloud Infrastructure" system

1. Large-Scale Cloud Platform for AI Applications with 120 Latest Servers
Fujitsu will deliver 120 of its next generation Fujitsu PRIMERGY GX2570 servers fueled by two 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors (codenamed Ice Lake) with Intel DL Boost per node and accelerated by eight NVIDIA A100 high-end GPUs. Fujitsu anticipates that the system will provide a theoretical peak performance of half-precision floating-point operations of 850 petaflops, and that of double-precision floating-point operations is expected to be 56.7 petaflops, with the combined computing capacity of "ABCI" and the "AI Bridging Green Cloud Infrastructure" system. This level of performance is equivalent to second place in Japan and sixth place in the world according to the latest TOP 500 supercomputer ranking announced in June 2020.

2. High-capacity storage system for integrated operation of existing "ABCI" and "AI Bridging Green Cloud Infrastructure" system
The 11.2 petabyte storage system built into the "AI Bridging Green Cloud Infrastructure" system can be linked with the existing "ABCI" storage system to enable integrated "ABCI" and "AI Bridging Green Cloud Infrastructure" operations.

Future Plans

Fujitsu will continue to play a central role in contributing to the advancement of AI research and development in Japan through its involvement with the "AI Bridging Green Cloud Infrastructure" project with the AIST, leveraging the knowledge acquired through the construction and operation of this system for new initiatives with a variety of stakeholders in industry, government, and academia.

(1) GPUs (Graphics Processing Units). A computing device for performing processing specialized in image processing and screen drawing.
(2) Half-precision floating point operations A type of floating-point number that can be expressed on a computer in 16 bit form.
(3) Petaflops PFLOPS (Peta Floating-point Operations Per Second). Peta is 1,000 trillion (10 to the 15th power). 1,000 trillion floating point operations per second.
(4) Double-precision floating-point arithmetic A type of floating-point number that can be represented on a computer in 64 bit form.



Topic: Press release summary
Sectors: Cloud & Enterprise
http://www.acnnewswire.com
From the Asia Corporate News Network


Copyright © 2021 ACN Newswire. All rights reserved. A division of Asia Corporate News Network.


Fujitsu Ltd Links

http://www.fujitsu.com

https://plus.google.com/+Fujitsu

https://www.facebook.com/FujitsuJapan

https://twitter.com/Fujitsu_Global

https://www.youtube.com/user/FujitsuOfficial

https://www.linkedin.com/company/fujitsu/

Fujitsu Ltd
Jan 13, 2021 09:55 HKT/SGT
Fujitsu Leverages Deep Learning to Achieve World's Most Accurate Recognition of Complex Actions and Behaviors Based on Skeleton Data
Dec 17, 2020 10:44 HKT/SGT
Fujitsu Develops Technology to Discover Characteristic Causal Relationships of Individual Data in Medicine, Marketing, and More
Dec 11, 2020 10:17 HKT/SGT
Fujitsu Offers Free Access to 'Ontenna' Educational Solutions for Deaf Students
Dec 9, 2020 10:12 HKT/SGT
Fujitsu Earns Top Rating in CDP Climate Change, Water Security
Dec 8, 2020 08:43 HKT/SGT
Fujitsu and Zippin Announce Partnership to Accelerate Checkout-free Retail Store Adoption
Dec 1, 2020 12:33 HKT/SGT
Fujitsu to Deliver O-RAN standard compliant Radio Units for KDDI's 5G Commercial Service in Japan Using Virtualized Base Stations
Nov 27, 2020 16:01 HKT/SGT
Fujitsu Develops Virtual Router Acceleration Technology to Deliver Ultra-High-Speed Packet Processing Performance
Nov 25, 2020 09:26 HKT/SGT
Fujitsu Rolls Out New Online Medical Solution to Drive Digital Transformation in Hospitals and Clinics
Nov 24, 2020 13:44 HKT/SGT
Japanese Research Group Performs Largest Ever Meteorological Calculation on Supercomputer Fugaku
Nov 24, 2020 09:41 HKT/SGT
Fujitsu and LARUS Leverage Power of Graph Database and Graph Explainable AI Technologies to Strengthen Detection of Credit Card Fraud
More news >>
 News Alerts
Copyright © 2021 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: