RIKEN’s Fugaku Passes Major Milestone and Goes Public
Authors: Bob Sorensen, Katsuya Nishi
Publication Date: March 2021
Length: 2 pages
RIKEN’s Fugaku, currently the fastest high performance computer (HPC) in the world, recently passed a critical development milestone by completing its initial testing phase. As a result, the system will become available for general shared use on March 9, 2021. The Fugaku supercomputer has been in development since 2014, and in addition to its world-leading computational performance capabilities, its overall design was targeted with an application-first philosophy to tackle some of the world’s most pressing challenges including medicine, pharmacology, disaster prediction and prevention, environmental sustainability and energy. Fugaku is a joint development effort between RIKEN, Japan’s largest HPC research organization, and Fujitsu, one of Japan’s largest commercial suppliers of highend computing systems.
A Regional View of the HPC Server Market
Hyperion Research recently closed the books on the 2018 year for the high performance computing market in our market tracking database, the QView. 2018 was another high growth year, with the server market reaching $13.7 billion, and the total market (servers, storage, software and technical support services) totaling more than $27.6 billion. The market has continued to grow at a steady rate of around 6% for the past 5 years.
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Department of Energy Announces Request for Proposal for Exascale Computing Platforms to be Delivered Starting in 2021
Alex Larzelere, Bob Sorensen, Earl Joseph, Steve Conway and Alex Norton
This Quick Take looks at the recent announcement by the Department of Energy (DOE) of the release of a Request for Proposal (RFP) for exascale systems to be installed at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) in the 2021-2022 time frame. The RFP also says that a third system (different from the ORNL computer) may be installed at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) in 2022.
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