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Primeur weekly 2013-08-12

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Hybrid architectures and stream computing are becoming the norm in life sciences ...

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UberCloud successful in bringing HPC Cloud to SMEs - and interview with Wolfgang Gentzsch ...

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Orion Health chooses HP to support managed health services ...

Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c delivers comprehensive management for Oracle Database 12c ...

Capitalonline taps IBM to offer enhanced Cloud services ...

IBM to help Geraldton become smarter, more sustainable city with new Cloud data centre ...

Adaptive Computing unveils Moab Cloud Optimizer Integration for HP Cloud Service Automation 3.2 ...

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Quantum communication controlled by resonance in 'artificial atoms' ...

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ClusterVision strengthens commercial teams in the UK and Germany ...

Wroclaw University Library turns to IBM Big Data solution to preserve European heritage, open digital archives to the world ...

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Fujitsu receives order for new supercomputer system from Canon ...

IBM Research creates new foundation to program SyNAPSE chips ...

Google, IBM, Mellanox, NVIDIA, and Tyan announce development group for data centres ...

HP helps New Zealand Government Council boost employee productivity ...

Cray names John Josephakis Vice President of Worldwide Sales ...

CSIRO takes charge of Australia's information overload ...

Supercomputer-enabled metagenomic research explores ecosystems in oceans and microbes in the human esophagus ...

Speed limit set for ultrafast electrical switch ...

SGI reports fourth quarter and fiscal year 2013 financial results ...

NVIDIA reports financial results for second quarter fiscal 2014 ...

How superbug spreads among regional hospitals: a domino effect ...

Fujitsu receives order for new supercomputer system from Canon


6 Aug 2013 Tokyo - Fujitsu has received an order for a new supercomputer system from Canon Inc. The system will be a 96-node configuration of the Fujitsu Supercomputer PRIMEHPC FX10, and will have a theoretical peak performance of 20.2 teraflops. The system will contribute to more sophisticated analytical simulations in Canon's product development processes. The system is expected to begin operations in October 2013.

Canon has been utilizing HPC for virtual prototyping and various analytical simulations in its product development activities. However, as products are becoming increasingly sophisticated while getting progressively smaller, the company began to consider deploying a more sophisticated supercomputer system that would enable it to perform complex, large-scale analytical calculations.

Canon selected the PRIMEHPC FX10 as its new supercomputer system for its combination of high performance, low power consumption, and high reliability.

The PRIMEHPC FX10 is a supercomputer with superior scalability, reliability, and energy-saving features that represent further improvements in the Fujitsu technologies employed in the K computer. The new system will be a 96-node configuration of the PRIMEHPC FX10, and have a theoretical peak performance of 20.2 teraflops. In addition, Fujitsu will deliver a high-capacity, highly reliable, high-performance storage environment by using a Fujitsu Storage ETERNUS disk array and Fujitsu Exabyte File System (FEFS) software. Fujitsu will also provide Canon with LS-DYNA non-linear dynamic structural analysis software.

With the new system, Canon will now be able to perform complex, large-scale simulations, which had previously been difficult to perform due to the processing resources required, thereby enabling the achievement of Canon's goal of "prototype-free" product development.

Through the provision of its PRIMEHPC FX10 and other technical computing solutions, Fujitsu seeks to help customers reduce their product development timeframes and costs while contributing to improvements in the performance, features, and quality of their products.
Source: Fujitsu

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2013-08-12

Special

Hybrid architectures and stream computing are becoming the norm in life sciences ...

Focus

UberCloud successful in bringing HPC Cloud to SMEs - and interview with Wolfgang Gentzsch ...

The Cloud

New IBM Flex Systems allow clients to build larger Clouds in smaller data centres ...

Orion Health chooses HP to support managed health services ...

Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c delivers comprehensive management for Oracle Database 12c ...

Capitalonline taps IBM to offer enhanced Cloud services ...

IBM to help Geraldton become smarter, more sustainable city with new Cloud data centre ...

Adaptive Computing unveils Moab Cloud Optimizer Integration for HP Cloud Service Automation 3.2 ...

EuroFlash

Putting Big Data into Perspective ...

Magnetic switching simplified ...

Quantum communication controlled by resonance in 'artificial atoms' ...

Skoda Auto selects SGI ICE X and SGI UV 2000 HPC systems to accelerate automotive innovation ...

ClusterVision strengthens commercial teams in the UK and Germany ...

Wroclaw University Library turns to IBM Big Data solution to preserve European heritage, open digital archives to the world ...

USFlash

Fujitsu receives order for new supercomputer system from Canon ...

IBM Research creates new foundation to program SyNAPSE chips ...

Google, IBM, Mellanox, NVIDIA, and Tyan announce development group for data centres ...

HP helps New Zealand Government Council boost employee productivity ...

Cray names John Josephakis Vice President of Worldwide Sales ...

CSIRO takes charge of Australia's information overload ...

Supercomputer-enabled metagenomic research explores ecosystems in oceans and microbes in the human esophagus ...

Speed limit set for ultrafast electrical switch ...

SGI reports fourth quarter and fiscal year 2013 financial results ...

NVIDIA reports financial results for second quarter fiscal 2014 ...

How superbug spreads among regional hospitals: a domino effect ...