Fujitsu, today, announced that it has completed joint development of a new supercomputing system in association with the Japan Atomic Energy Agency [JAEA]. The new machine, after going operational today, is now the fastest system in Japan.
How fast is it John? 186.1 TFLOPs Timmy. The 180+ TF is actually comprised of three different node types, each designated for a different workload, including: (1) Large-scale Parallel Computation Unit, (2) Application Development Unit for the Next Generation Supercomputer, and (3) SMP Server (shared memory server). The Large-Scale Parallel Computation Unit portion of the system is comprised of 2,134 Fujitsu BX900 blades.
Fujitsu and JAEA utilized the BX900 blades for the Linpack runs, but did not utilize the Application Development Units or the SMP [a SPARC Enterprise M9000 UNIX server]. However, the entire system will utilize Fujitsu’s high performance middleware package, Parallelnavi.
For more info on the new silicon digs at JAEA, read their full release here.