March 1, 2010

Fujitsu Unveils Fastest Supercomputer in Japan

 Fujitsu, today, announced that it has completed joint development of a new supercomputing system in association with the Japan Atomic Energy Agency [JAEA].  The new machine, after going operational today, is now the fastest system in Japan.

How fast is it John?  186.1 TFLOPs Timmy.  The 180+ TF is actually comprised of three different node types, each designated for a different workload, including: (1) Large-scale Parallel Computation Unit, (2) Application Development Unit for the Next Generation Supercomputer, and (3) SMP Server (shared memory server).  The Large-Scale Parallel Computation Unit portion of the system is comprised of 2,134 Fujitsu BX900 blades.

Read more at insideHPC