Fujitsu wins order for HPC supercomputer from Japan Aerospace

Fujitsu announced that it has received an order for a supercomputer system from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).
Fujitsu for IT transformationThe new computing system for large-scale numerical simulation is scheduled to start operation in October 2020.

The HPC, composed of Fujitsu Supercomputer PRIMEHPC FX1000, will have a theoretical computational performance of 19.4 petaflops, which is approximately 5.5 times that of the current system. Fujitsu will implement 465 nodes of x86 servers Fujitsu Server PRIMERGY series for general-purpose systems that can handle diverse computing needs.

Fujitsu’s HPC system will consist 5,760 nodes of PRIMEHPC FX1000, which utilizes the technology of supercomputer Fugaku jointly developed by Fujitsu and RIKEN. It is expected to have 19.4 petaflops, approximately 5.5 times the theoretical computing performance of the current system, in double precision (64 bit) usually used in simulations.

In addition, a total of 465 nodes from x86 servers Fujitsu Server PRIMERGY series equipped with high memory capacity and GPU will be deployed as they compose a general-purpose system capable of handling a variety of computing needs.

The new HPC will have a large file system capacity of approximately 50 petabytes, including high-speed access storage system of approximately 10 petabytes. The implementation of PRIMEHPC FX1000 equipped with a versatile Arm architecture CPU A64FX will enable the application of various software and contribute to the use of JAXA’s research results.