Today Fujitsu announced that the high-dimensional interconnect technology used in the K computer was awarded Japan’s Imperial Invention Prize. As a result of this invention, Fujitsu’s supercomputers are equipped with highly flexible partitioning functions, enabling a variety of parallel programs to be executed simultaneously.
Fujitsu invented high-dimensional interconnect technology that does not employ partitioning switches. This technology enables failed nodes to be circumvented, with no decline in the level of parallelism that can be executed, and a high level of system availability to be maintained. This technology is being used in the K computer, which interconnects 88,128 nodes, and which was named the world’s top-performing supercomputer in the 37th and 38th editions of the TOP500 list of the world’s top supercomputers in 2011. In addition to the K computer, this technology is employed in the PRIMEHPC FX10, which is deployed in academic institutions and corporations around the world and is also being used in the successor model of the PRIMEHPC FX10, which is currently under development.
The award ceremony is scheduled to be held on July 8, 2014, at the Hotel Okura Tokyo.
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