IT - HPC

The new no. 1 system on the updated ranking of the TOP500 list of the world's most powerful supercomputers, released June 22nd, is Fugaku, a machine built at the Riken Center for Computational Science in Kobe, Japan

"The system turned in a High Performance LINPACK (HPL) result of 415.5 petaflops (nearly half an exascale), outperforming Summit, the former no. 1 system housed at the U.S. Dept. of Energy's Oak Ridge National Lab, by a factor of 2.8x.

Fugaku, powered by Fujitsu's 48-core A64FX SoC, is the first ARM-based system to take the TOP500 top spot. The system, which has 158,976 nodes, blew through the exascale (a billion billion calculations per second) milestone in single precision calculations, often used in machine learning and AI applications..."


The TOP500 list of the world's fastest supercomputers for June 2020 is led by an ARM-powered machine that performs 415.5PFLOP/sec and that can be tuned to handle AI apps at 1 exaFLOP/sec

"The newly crowned fastest supercomputer in the world according to the current TOP500 list of the world's fastest buried the reigning champion by turning in speeds that were 2.8 times faster.

The ARM-powered Supercomputer Fugaku in Japan scoring a speed of 415.5PFLOP/sec as measured when solving a dense system of linear equations, which is known as the High Performance Linpack (HPL)..."

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