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Fugaku Retains No. 1 Spot in TOP500 HPCG and Graph500 rankings

Tokyo, May 30, 2022 — The supercomputer Fugaku, jointly developed by Janpan’s RIKEN Center for Computational Science and Fujitsu, has successfully retained the top spot for five consecutive terms in multiple major high-performance computer rankings including the Top500‘s HPCG and Graph500 BFS (Breadth-First Search), and has also taken second place for the TOP500 HPL and HPL-AI […]

@HPCpodcast: What’s New in HPC-class Storage and a New Feature: Top of the News

Join us for this episode – episode 20, be it noted – of the @HPCpodcast. It includes a new segment, Top of The News, offering a look at the top HPC developments of the week. Our discussion features federal funding for PsiQuantum and Global Foundries’ quantum computing research in upstate New York, along with AMD’s proposed acquisition of Pensando and Fujitsu’s new HPC cloud offerings that includes supercomputing technology used in the world’s most powerful HPC system, Fugaku.

Fujitsu Launches Computing as a Service for HPC and AI

Tokyo, April 6, 2022 — Fujitsu today announced “Fujitsu Computing as a Service” (CaaS) offering computing resources such as Fujitsu’s quantum-inspired Digital Annealer technology; AI and machine learning software applications; and technology used in the Arm-based “Fugaku,” the world’s top-ranked supercomputer. Fujitsu said it began preorders today for for Fujitsu Cloud Service HPC, which offers […]

Report: In Wake of NVIDIA’s Failed Acquisition Bid, Goldman to Take Arm Public with $60B Valuation

In the end, Arm Ltd. may generate more cash by going public than it would have if the attempted NVIDIA acquisition had gone through. A report from the Reuters news service stated that SoftBank Group, the owner of Arm Lt., will select Goldman Sachs “as the lead underwriter on the initial public offering of Arm […]

Fugaku, Tokyo Medical & Dental University Investigate Drug Resistance in Cancer Treatment

Fujitsu and the Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) today announced it is using the world’s top-ranked supercomputer and AI to investigate mechanisms of drug resistance in cancer treatments. Leveraging Fujitsu’s “Fugaku” HPC system, the new technology enables high-speed calculation of 20,000 variables of data in a day and is intended to find causal relationships […]

Report: Nvidia Walking away from Arm Deal

A published article by Bloomberg cites unnamed sources who say Nvidia may be about to throw in the towel on its attempted acquisition of Arm Ltd. In a story headlined “Nvidia Quietly Prepares to Abandon $40 Billion Arm Bid,” the report stated that Arm owner SoftBank is now considering an Arm public offering. The Arm […]

Appentra and Fujitsu in HPC Collaboration

A Coruña, Spain – Oct. 14, 2021 — Fujitsu and Appentra, maker of Parallelware Analyzer to boost the performance of C/C++ code, and Fujitsu have announced a framework collaboration agreement in which both companies will allow transferring to the supercomputing market in Spain a joint value proposition in the optimization of applications for execution in […]

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 […]

XTREME-D Announces Technical Alliance with Fujitsu

Palo Alto, California, June 10, 2021 – Japanese HPC Cloud company XTREME-D today announced the formation of a technical alliance with Fujitsu Limited to conduct verification tests of Fujitsu’s PRIMEHPC FX700 on XTREME-D’s high-speed Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) environment. The two companies are planning a series of joint activities through this alliance, starting with […]

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 […]