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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 for Science 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.

Fujitsu to Ship 649 TFLOPS System with Fugaku HPC Technology to Canon for ‘No-prototype’ Product Development

Technology from the world’s No. 1 supercomputer, Fugaku, located at the Riken Center for Computational Science in Japan, is making its way into the commercial sphere. Fujitsu Ltd. today announced that Canon, Inc., has ordered a Fujitsu PRIMEHPC FX1000 unit, expected to achieve theoretical computational performance of 648.8 teraflops (TFLOPS). Intended to support Canon’s “no-prototype” […]

Nvidia to Acquire Arm for $40 Billion – Jensen Huang Comments on ‘the Next Major Computing Platform’

Nvidia and SoftBank Group Corp. (SBG) have announced an agreement under which Nvidia will acquire Arm Limited from SBG and the SoftBank Vision Fund in a transaction valued at $40 billion. As part of Nvidia, “Arm will continue to operate its open-licensing model while maintaining the global customer neutrality that has been foundational to its […]