A Japanese supercomputer has taken the highest spot within the biannual High500 supercomputer velocity rating. Fugaku, a pc in Kobe co-developed by Riken and Fujitsu, makes use of Fujitsu’s 48-core A64FX system-on-chip. It’s the primary time a pc based mostly on ARM processors has topped the listing.
Fugaku turned in a High500 HPL results of 415.5 petaflops, 2.eight instances as quick as IBM’s Summit, the closest competitor. Fugaku additionally attained high spots in different rankings that take a look at computer systems on totally different workloads, together with Graph 500, HPL-AI, and HPCG. No earlier supercomputer has ever led all 4 rankings directly.
Whereas quickest supercomputer rankings usually bounce between American- and Chinese language-made programs, that is Japan’s first system to rank first on the High500 in 9 years since Fugaku’s predecessor, Riken’s Okay pc. General there are 226 Chinese language supercomputers on the listing, 114 from America, and 30 from Japan. US-based programs contribute essentially the most combination efficiency with 644 petaflops.
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— Satoshi Matsuoka (@ProfMatsuoka) June 22, 2020
Fugaku is about to enter full operation subsequent fiscal 12 months. To this point it has been used on an experimental foundation to analysis COVID-19, together with diagnostics, simulating the unfold of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, and the effectiveness of Japan’s new contact tracing app.