Leveraging the technologies and expertise based on its track record of building and operating supercomputer systems for a wide variety of customers in and outside Japan, Fujitsu is working to build the system with the aim of beginning operations in July 2019.
Since its establishment in 1965 as the Computer Center of the University of Tokyo that specializes in shared use of large-scale computing by researchers in Japan, the Information Technology Center has been using supercomputers to advance cutting-edge research in science and engineering. At the same time, the centre plays a core role in the Joint Usage/Research Center for Interdisciplinary Large-scale Information Infrastructures (JHPCN) and it has contributed to R&D in a wide range of fields, including the natural sciences, engineering, and the social sciences by providing computational resources to High Performance Computing Infrastructure (HPCI).
The new system is also expected to be used for field trials designed to create data utilization platforms with a vision of achieving Society 5.0.
By developing and offering high-performance supercomputers, Fujitsu will continue to contribute to the advancement and use of such technologies as computer science, simulations, data utilization, and AI.