Fugaku (supercomputer)

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Fugaku
Active2021 -
SponsorsFujitsu[1]
OperatorsRIKEN
LocationRIKEN Center for Computational Science (R-CCS)
ArchitectureArm ARMv8.2-A SVE
Operating systemLinux
Web sitepostk-web.r-ccs.riken.jp

The Fugaku (Japanese: 富岳, Hepburn: Fugaku) is a supercomputer that is planned to be installed at the RIKEN Center for Computational Science (R-CCS) in Port Island, Kobe, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan. It started development in 2014 as the successor to the K computer, and it is scheduled to start operating in 2021.[2]

The Fugaku supercomputer is loaded with the A64FX, a CPU developed by Fujitsu. This CPU is based on ARMv8.2-A and adopts the SVE (Scalable Vector Extension), a new extension for supercomputers.[3] The Fugaku aims to be about 100 times more powerful than the K computer (meaning a performance target of 1 exaFLOPS) and have the highest level of practicability in the world.[4]

On May 23, 2019, RIKEN announced that this supercomputer was named the "Fugaku" (Japanese: 富岳, Hepburn: Fugaku).[5]

On November 2019, the prototype of Fugaku won first place in the Green500 list.[6][7]

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  1. ^ "ポスト「京」の製造を開始" (in Japanese). 富士通. 2019-04-15. Retrieved 2019-05-25.
  2. ^ "スーパーコンピュータ「富岳」プロジェクト" (in Japanese). 理化学研究所. Retrieved 2019-05-25.
  3. ^ "ポスト「京」のCPUの仕様を公表" (in Japanese). 富士通. 2018-08-22. Retrieved 2019-05-25.
  4. ^ "スパコン「京」後継機は「富岳」 計算性能100倍、21年稼働". 毎日新聞 (in Japanese). 2019-05-23. Retrieved 2019-05-30.
  5. ^ "ポスト「京」の名称 「富岳(ふがく)」に決定" (in Japanese). 理化学研究所. 2019-05-23. Retrieved 2019-05-25.
  6. ^ "November 2019". TOP500.org. Retrieved 2019-11-20.
  7. ^ "Fugaku prototype named greenest supercomputer". RIKEN. 2019-11-18. Retrieved 2019-11-20.

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