Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency buys Fujitsu Supercomputer PRIMEHPC FX1000

Fujitsu Supercomputer PRIMEHPC FX1000

Fujitsu Limited announced on the 22nd of April 2020 that it has received an order for the super computer FUJITSU PRIMEHPC FX1000 from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). It is expected to go into operation in month of October.

At JAXA, numerical simulation of fluid mechanics and structural mechanics is done for aircraft and rockets, processing of earth observation data collected by satellites for researchers and general users, and utilization for deep learning calculations, etc. For this very purpose, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency will be using a super computer, such as Fujitsu’s PRIMEHPC FX100, which consists of 3,240 nodes.

This time, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency wants 5,760 nodes of PRIMEHPC FX1000, which utilizes the technology of the supercomputer Fugaku jointly developed by RIKEN, and the theoretical calculation performance in double precision (64bit) is about 5.5 times that of the current system. This super computer is expected to achieve 19.4 PFLOPS.

The PRIMEHPC FX1000 is equipped with an A64 FX processor that uses the ARM architecture. The performance of the introduced system per notebook is 3.3792TFLOPS, and the memory is 32GB. The systems are connected by Tofu Interconnect D.

In addition of installing 465 nodes of FUJITSU Server PRIMERGY series as a general-purpose system equipped with large-capacity memory and GPU and capable of supporting various calculations, it has a large capacity of 50PB including a high-speed access storage device of about 10PB (petabyte). A capacity file system is built in as well.