For the first time in the world, this system will adopt 2304 nodes of the Fujitsu Supercomputer PRIMEHPC FX1000, which utilizes the technology of the supercomputer Fugaku developed jointly with RIKEN. In addition, a cluster system, connecting 221 nodes of the latest x86 servers Fujitsu Server PRIMERGY CX2570 M5 in parallel, as well as storage systems are connected by a high-speed interconnect. The sum of the theoretical computational performance of the entire system is 15,88 petaflops, making it one of the highest performing systems in Japan.
As a national joint usage/research centre, the Information Technology Center of Nagoya University provides computing resources for academic use to researchers and private companies nationwide. It is currently operating a supercomputer system consisting of Fujitsu Supercomputer PRIMEHPC FX100 and other components. This time, the Center is planning to innovate the system in order to fulfill the large-scale calculation demand from researchers in joint usage nationwide, as well as the new calculation requirement for supercomputers represented by data science. Fujitsu won the order for this system in recognition of its proposal that concentrates the technical capabilities of Fujitsu and Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd.
With the new system, Nagoya University's Information Technology Center will contribute to various research and development activities. These include the conventional simulation of numerical computation to unravel the mechanism of typhoons and design new drugs. Moreover, the new system will develop a technology in the medical field that support diagnoses and treatment, while apply AI in developing automatic driving technology.
Fujitsu will continue to support the activities of the Center with its technology and experience nurtured through the development and offering of world-class supercomputers. By providing PRIMEHPC FX1000 worldwide, the company will also contribute to solving social issues, accelerating leading-edge research, and strengthening corporate advantages.
The main configuration of the new system is as follows:
1. Server system (Type I subsystem)
2. Server system (Type II subsystem)
3. Server system (Type III subsystem)
4. Storage subsystem (Hot storage)
5. Storage subsystem (Cold storage)
6. Cloud system