Fujitsu Machine at RIKEN Goes into Production

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Fujitsu announced today that their new deployment at Japan’s Institute of Physical and Chemical Research [RIKEN] began operations in early August.  The new machine is now the highest performing platform in Japan.  According to the release, they hit a Linpack benchmark performance of 97.94 teraflops.

The new system, called the RIKEN Integrated Cluster of Clusters (RICC), is a complex system comprised of three separate computing sub-systems, each with a specific purpose: a massively parallel PC cluster, a large capacity memory server, and multipurpose parallel PC cluster. In addition, each computing sub-system is connected to a common front-end system, and disk and tape systems

The massively parallel PC cluster is comprised of 1,024 of Fujitsu’s PRIMERGY RX200 S5 PC servers, with 2,048 CPUs (8,192 cores).

For more info, read the full release here.