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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 […]

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 […]

Riken Claims Quantum Breakthrough: Entanglement of Three Spin Qubits

Researchers at Japan’s RIKEN scientific research institute have claimed a breakthrough in quantum computing, increasing the number of silicon-based qubits that can be entangled to three from two, which they say improves the potential of spin qubits for realizing multi-qubit quantum algorithms and effectively addressing quantum error correction. Reporting recently in SciTechDaily, the five researchers […]

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. […]

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.

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” […]

RIKEN’s Fugaku to Connect via Oracle Cloud

The RIKEN Center for Computational Science, Kobe, Japan, owner of the world’s no. 1-ranked supercomputer, Fugaku, has chosen Oracle Cloud as the public cloud provider for its elastic HPC storage and to enable universities and research organizations to connect through Japan’s Science Information Network (SINET). Performing at 415 quadrillion computations a second, or 415 petaFLOPS, Fugaku […]