In this video, Questacon visits NCI to take a look at Raijin, the southern hemisphere’s first petaflop super computer. The National Computational Infrastructure is Australia’s national research computing facility, providing world-class services to Australian researchers, industry and government.
Raijin, named after the Shinto God of thunder, lightning and storms, is a Fujitsu Primergy high-performance, distributed-memory cluster, procured with funding from the Australian Government. The supercomputer entered production in June, 2013.
- 57,472 cores (Intel Xeon Sandy Bridge technology, 2.6 GHz) in 3592 compute nodes
- 160 TBytes of main memory
- Infiniband FDR interconnect
- 10 PByte filesystem
- Peak performance of 1.2 Petaflops