Today Fujitsu announced the global availability of the SPARC-based PRIMEHPC FX10 supercomputer. As an enhanced version of the K computer architecture, the FX10 reportedly scales to 98,304 nodes in 1,024 racks to deliver a peak performance of 23.2 petaflops.
PRIMEHPC FX10 runs on the newly-developed SPARC64 IXfx processors, which offer a very significant boost in performance over the SPARC64 VIIIfx processor on which they are based and which power the K computer. Each processor has 16 cores and achieves world-class standalone performance levels of 236.5 gigaflops and performance per watt of over 2 gigaflops.
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