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Fugaku Stays on Top of Top500 Supercomputer List – But Is China Holding Back?

The new edition of the Top500 list of the world’s most powerful supercomputers saw the Japanese Fugaku system solidify its number one status in a list that the the Top500 organizers said shows a somewhat static and flattening performance growth curve.  In fact, only one new system attained the top 10 (here’s the complete list). […]

Fujitsu Demonstrates Industrial Simulations on Fugaku

Tokyo, June 23, 2021 — Fujitsu Limited successfully leveraged on the world’s fastest supercomputer, Fugaku, to demonstrate the feasibility of high performance, large-scale, very high-definition analyses with commercial applications widely used in the industrial field for simulations including fluid dynamics. The trials were conducted in collaboration with a number of application vendors between November 2020 and […]

Fugaku in Joint Research for COVID Therapies

Tokyo — June 22, 2021 — Fujitsu Japan Limited today announced a research project leveraging Fugaku, the world’s most powerful supercomputer, to identify small molecule inhibitory compounds that could be used to treat COVID-19. The research team is led by Takefumi Yamashita, project associate professor of Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology (RCAST) , […]

Fugaku Leverages AI for Tsunami Flood Prediction

February 15, 2021 – A new AI model that harnesses the power of the world’s fastest supercomputer, Fugaku, is targeting tsunami flooding prediction in coastal areas before the tsunami reaches land. The development of the new technology was announced as part of a joint project between the International Research Institute of Disaster Science (IREDeS) at […]

RIKEN Center to Hold Annual Symposium on Fugaku and ‘Society 5.0,’ Feb. 15-16

The RIKEN Center for Computational Science (RIKEN R-CCS) will hold its third annual international symposium on Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 15 and 16 focusing on HPC and Fugaku, the world’s top-rated supercomputer, and its role in enabling “Society 5.0,” a future in which cyberspace is integrated with the physical world. Speakers at the online conference […]

At SC20: DDN Installs 30 SFA18K Series HPC Storage Hardware for Fugaku

DDN, the AI and data management software and hardware specialist, today announced its SFA18K Series has been adopted as the second-tier storage system for the supercomputer Fugaku, named today the world’s most powerful supercomputing by Top500. Fugaku is in joint development with RIKEN Center for Computational Science and Fujitsu Limited, aiming to start operation in 2021. […]

At SC20: Fugaku Extends HPC Top500 Lead, Benchmarks 2 ExaFLOPS on HPC-AI; Summit, Sierra Nos. 2 and 3; China at Nos. 4 and 6

The Arm-based Fugaku supercomputer, residing at the Riken Center for Computational Science in Japan, solidified the lead it seized in June atop the Top500 list of the world’s most powerful supercomputers. Announced today at virtual SC20, the 56th edition of the bi-annual list reflects a “flattening performance growth curve,” according to the organizations, which said […]

Arm-based ‘Ookami’ Supercomputer Installed at Stony Brook

The Institute for Advanced Computational Science (IACS) at Stony Brook University has installed an HPC system employing the same processor technology as the world’s top-ranked supercomputer, the Fugaku system at the RIKEN Center for Computational Science in Japan. Available to researchers as a testbed, Ookami (which means wolf in Japanese) is run by IACS in […]

Fugaku in the News: Simulations Show Humidifiers Could Limit COVID-19 Spread

Scientists using the world’s most powerful supercomputer, the Arm-based Fugaku system at Japan’s  Riken Center for Computational Science, have generated findings that relate humidity to the spread of coronavirus: the more humid the air, the lesser the aerosol spread. In a story published by Reuters yesterday, it was reported that the “supercomputer showed that humidity […]

DOE Under Secretary Dabbar’s Exascale Update: Frontier to Be First, Aurora to Be Monitored

As Exascale Day (October 18) approaches, U.S. Department of Energy Under Secretary for Science Paul Dabbar has commented on the hottest exascale question of the day: which of the country’s first three systems will be stood up first? In a recent, far-reaching interview with us, Dabbar confirmed what has been expected for more than two months, that the first U.S. exascale system will not, as planned, be the Intel-powered Aurora system at Argonne National Laboratory. It will instead be HPE-Cray’s Frontier, powered by AMD CPUs and GPUs and designated for Oak Ridge National Laboratory.