Fujitsu FX10 Follow-on System at JAXA to Leverage Hybrid Memory Cube Technology

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content_image_hmc_layers_w_labelsThis week Fujitsu announced that that the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has ordered a 3.4 Petaflop supercomputer. The new system will be a follow-on to the company’s Sparc-powered PRIMEHPC FX10, the new system will be used for data-correction processing on satellite images.

Currently under development, the successor to the PRIMEHPC FX10 will use the latest processor in the SPARC64 series with an integrated Tofu interconnect, along with Hybrid Memory Cube high-performance memory, and other cutting-edge technologies.

According to Fujitsu, the new system will be deployed in phases, with a portion of operations beginning in October 2014, and full-scale operations expected in April 2016.