RIKEN (large scientific research institute in Japan) and Fujitsu Limited (Japanese multinational IT) started developing the “Fugaku” 6 years ago. Fugaku is the world’s most powerful supercomputers in the world. Now this supercomputer is fully ready and developed in Japan and is now available for the research use.
- The most powerful supercomputer has been developed with the aim of making the device core of the computing infrastructure of Japan.
- Then the supercomputer was tested for the particular projects in order to combat coronavirus in April 2020.
- Now the Fugaku is fully open and available for shared use.
- The RIST (Research Organization for the Information Science and Technology) of Japan has selected some 74 projects which will use this supercomputer in the financial year 2021.
- RIST has also proposed for the development of the new projects in several categories and has invited the researchers who are interested to apply for the same.
The key national technology, Fugaku has been developed with the goal to achieve research results which ultimately will help in building a long-lived and healthy society, better energy use and disaster mitigation. Fugaku also aims to establish the government’s vision of making “ultra-smart Society 5.0”. The most powerful supercomputer has topped the top 500 list, which is a “Supercomputer benchmark index”, for the second year in line. The computer comprises of 100 times the application performance of K supercomputer. It has been developed to implement the high-resolution, large-scale and long-duration simulation. Fugaku has been named after an alternative name for Mount Fuji. It started development in 2014 as the successor to the K computer. It is built with the Fujitsu A64FX microprocessor.
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