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ANU Deploys Fastest Supercomputer in Australia

The Australian National University (ANU) has deployed a 1.2 Fujitsu PRIMERGY cluster at the National Computational Infrastructure (NCI) performance computing centre. As the fastest supercomputer in Australia, the $26 million “Raijin” is named after the Japanese god of thunder and will be used for climate research.

Advanced computational methods form an increasingly essential component of high-impact research, in many cases underpinning discoveries that cannot be achieved by other means, as well as the platform with which to sustain innovation at an internationally competitive level,” said Professor Lindsay Botten, Director of the NCI. “NCI welcomes the opportunity to continue to build a substantive collaborative relationship with Fujitsu, the peak system vendor, with a focus particularly on the optimization of Australia’s primary modeling suite.”

Raijin Highlights

  • Processor cores: 57,472 (Intel Xeon Sandy Bridge, 2.6 GHz)
  • Main Memory: 160 TBytes
  • Disk Storage: 10 PBytes
  • Peak Performance: 1195 TFlops
  • Available Resource: 503M core hours per annum

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