Fujitsu wins order for supercomputer from Canon

Fujitsu announced that it has received an order for a new supercomputer system from Canon Inc.
Canon printer for enterpriseFujitsu said its Supercomputer PRIMEHPC FX1000 will contribute to Canon’s no-prototype development initiative in manufacturing, leveraging the technology of the world’s fastest supercomputer, Fugaku co-developed by RIKEN and Fujitsu.

Fujitsu’s new system consists of a PRIMEHPC FX1000 with 192 nodes, with an expected theoretical computational performance of 648.8 TFLOPS.

The new supercomputer will achieve an expected theoretical computational performance of 648.8 teraflops (TFLOPS). The supercomputer will play a key role in contributing to Canon’s initiative of no-prototype product development, delivering enhanced capabilities and scope of applicability of analysis in Canon’s product development process. This system is planned to begin operations in the first half of 2021.

Canon is promoting a no-prototype initiative in the development of its products, such as office multifunction devices and other various types of printers, cameras, and semiconductor lithography equipment.

Canon is leveraging 3D CAD data in analytical simulations to evaluate multiple facets of proposed products, including functionality, as well as ease of manufacturing.

In the past, Canon has relied on both a Fujitsu Supercomputer PRIMEHPC FX10 system and a Fujitsu Supercomputer PRIMEHPC FX100 system.