Begin¬≠ning of shared use offers rese¬≠ar¬≠chers glo¬≠bal¬≠ly access to top-class com¬≠pu¬≠ting resources
RIKEN, The Rese¬≠arch Orga¬≠niza¬≠ti¬≠on for Infor¬≠ma¬≠ti¬≠on Sci¬≠ence and Tech¬≠no¬≠lo¬≠gy, Fuji¬≠tsu Limited
Tokyo, March 09, 2021
RIKEN, the Rese¬≠arch Orga¬≠niza¬≠ti¬≠on for Infor¬≠ma¬≠ti¬≠on Sci¬≠ence and Tech¬≠no¬≠lo¬≠gy (RIST), and Fuji¬≠tsu today announ¬≠ced the com¬≠ple¬≠ti¬≠on and begin¬≠ning of shared use of super¬≠com¬≠pu¬≠ter Fug¬≠a¬≠ku, which has been joint¬≠ly deve¬≠lo¬≠ped sin¬≠ce 2014 by RIKEN and Fujitsu.
On the same day, RIKEN and RIST have star¬≠ted to offer the sys¬≠tem for shared use, pro¬≠vi¬≠ding access for a wide ran¬≠ge of rese¬≠ar¬≠chers and users in aca¬≠de¬≠mic and indus¬≠tri¬≠al fields.
Fug¬≠a¬≠ku is Japan‚Äôs super¬≠com¬≠pu¬≠ter that has been deve¬≠lo¬≠ped as a core sys¬≠tem for the inno¬≠va¬≠ti¬≠ve High-Per¬≠for¬≠mance Com¬≠pu¬≠ting Infra¬≠struc¬≠tu¬≠re (HPCI) pro¬≠mo¬≠ted by Japan‚Äôs Minis¬≠try of Edu¬≠ca¬≠ti¬≠on, Cul¬≠tu¬≠re, Sports, Sci¬≠ence and Tech¬≠no¬≠lo¬≠gy (MEXT).
In 2014, RIKEN and Fuji¬≠tsu began joint deve¬≠lo¬≠p¬≠ment of Fug¬≠a¬≠ku and com¬≠ple¬≠ted deli¬≠very of all racks in May 2020. Sin¬≠ce then, they have deve¬≠lo¬≠ped and opti¬≠mi¬≠zed the user envi¬≠ron¬≠ment in pre¬≠pa¬≠ra¬≠ti¬≠on for the com¬≠mence¬≠ment of shared use.
In the mean¬≠ti¬≠me, Fug¬≠a¬≠ku has clai¬≠med the world‚Äôs top spot for two con¬≠se¬≠cu¬≠ti¬≠ve terms in June and Novem¬≠ber 2020 in four cate¬≠go¬≠ries on the major high-per¬≠for¬≠mance com¬≠pu¬≠ter ran¬≠kings: the TOP500, HPCG, HPL-AI, as well as the Graph 500, and has been used on a tri¬≠al basis under the ‚ÄúPro¬≠gram for Pro¬≠mo¬≠ting Rese¬≠arch on the Super¬≠com¬≠pu¬≠ter Fug¬≠a¬≠ku‚ÄĚ, ‚Äúrese¬≠arch pro¬≠jects aimed to com¬≠bat COVID-19‚ÄĚ, etc. sin¬≠ce April 2020. In the¬≠se tri¬≠als, two pro¬≠jects, ‚ÄúStu¬≠dy on Lar¬≠ge-Sca¬≠le Nume¬≠ri¬≠cal Flu¬≠id Simu¬≠la¬≠ti¬≠on‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúLar¬≠gest Ever Meteo¬≠ro¬≠lo¬≠gi¬≠cal Cal¬≠cu¬≠la¬≠ti¬≠on‚ÄĚ have alre¬≠a¬≠dy been sel¬≠ec¬≠ted as the ACM Gor¬≠don Bell Pri¬≠ze fina¬≠lists. In addi¬≠ti¬≠on, rese¬≠arch on ‚ÄúPre¬≠dic¬≠tion and Coun¬≠ter¬≠me¬≠a¬≠su¬≠res for Infec¬≠tion by Virus Con¬≠ta¬≠mi¬≠na¬≠ted Dro¬≠p¬≠let in Indoor Envi¬≠ron¬≠ment‚ÄĚ has led to chan¬≠ges in people‚Äôs life¬≠styl¬≠es, and Fug¬≠a¬≠ku is alre¬≠a¬≠dy making ste¬≠ady pro¬≠gress toward beco¬≠ming a key tech¬≠no¬≠lo¬≠gi¬≠cal plat¬≠form for sci¬≠ence and for buil¬≠ding Socie¬≠ty 5.0.
RIKEN and Fuji¬≠tsu will con¬≠ti¬≠nue to coope¬≠ra¬≠te to ensu¬≠re sta¬≠ble ope¬≠ra¬≠ti¬≠on of Fug¬≠a¬≠ku while con¬≠tri¬≠bu¬≠ting to the reso¬≠lu¬≠ti¬≠on of social issues and the acce¬≠le¬≠ra¬≠ti¬≠on of lea¬≠ding-edge rese¬≠arch through the deve¬≠lo¬≠p¬≠ment of the world‚Äôs best ope¬≠ra¬≠ti¬≠on tech¬≠no¬≠lo¬≠gy, the enhance¬≠ment of the user envi¬≠ron¬≠ment, and the deve¬≠lo¬≠p¬≠ment and pro¬≠vi¬≠si¬≠on of various super¬≠com¬≠pu¬≠ting technologies.
In addi¬≠ti¬≠on, RIST, which is the Regis¬≠tered Insti¬≠tu¬≠ti¬≠on for Faci¬≠li¬≠ties Use Pro¬≠mo¬≠ti¬≠on, has sel¬≠ec¬≠ted 74 pro¬≠jects for public use and indus¬≠tri¬≠al use in FY 2021 through an open call for pro¬≠po¬≠sals so that the ‚ÄúPro¬≠gram for Pro¬≠mo¬≠ting Rese¬≠arch on the Super¬≠com¬≠pu¬≠ter Fug¬≠a¬≠ku‚ÄĚ can be con¬≠tin¬≠ued, and a wide ran¬≠ge of rese¬≠ar¬≠chers, etc. can imme¬≠dia¬≠te¬≠ly start full-sca¬≠le use after the begin¬≠ning of shared use of Fug¬≠a¬≠ku. Curr¬≠ent¬≠ly, RIST is cal¬≠ling for pro¬≠po¬≠sals in seve¬≠ral cate¬≠go¬≠ries, and rese¬≠ar¬≠chers who are inte¬≠res¬≠ted are invi¬≠ted to apply.
2. Use of Fug¬≠a¬≠ku and future development
Fug¬≠a¬≠ku has won four super¬≠com¬≠pu¬≠ter titles for the second con¬≠se¬≠cu¬≠ti¬≠ve peri¬≠od in the world‚Äôs major high-per¬≠for¬≠mance com¬≠pu¬≠ting ran¬≠kings and is making full use of its out¬≠stan¬≠ding poten¬≠ti¬≠al to sol¬≠ve urgent social and sci¬≠en¬≠ti¬≠fic pro¬≠blems. With its out¬≠stan¬≠ding com¬≠pu¬≠ta¬≠tio¬≠nal power, Fug¬≠a¬≠ku will play an important role in buil¬≠ding Socie¬≠ty 5.0, the Super Smart Socie¬≠ty, through the fol¬≠lo¬≠wing technologies.
Fug¬≠a¬≠ku boasts up to 100 times the appli¬≠ca¬≠ti¬≠on per¬≠for¬≠mance of the K com¬≠pu¬≠ter, allo¬≠wing for simu¬≠la¬≠ti¬≠ons of ‚Äúhigh reso¬≠lu¬≠ti¬≠on‚ÄĚ ‚Äúlong dura¬≠ti¬≠on‚ÄĚ ‚Äúlar¬≠ge-sca¬≠le‚ÄĚ and ‚Äúmul¬≠ti¬≠ple case‚ÄĚ. It is expec¬≠ted to have various impacts ran¬≠ging from sol¬≠ving fami¬≠li¬≠ar social pro¬≠blems to hel¬≠ping impro¬≠ve under¬≠stan¬≠ding of fun¬≠da¬≠men¬≠tal science.
AI (arti¬≠fi¬≠ci¬≠al intel¬≠li¬≠gence), data science
The next gene¬≠ra¬≠ti¬≠on of deep lear¬≠ning-based AI is com¬≠pu¬≠ta¬≠tio¬≠nal¬≠ly inten¬≠si¬≠ve and will requi¬≠re lar¬≠ge-sca¬≠le super¬≠com¬≠pu¬≠ting resour¬≠ces. Fugaku‚Äôs CPU pos¬≠s¬≠es¬≠ses high per¬≠for¬≠mance in ‚Äúcon¬≠vo¬≠lu¬≠ti¬≠on ope¬≠ra¬≠ti¬≠ons,‚ÄĚ which are cen¬≠tral to deep lear¬≠ning, and is con¬≠nec¬≠ted by a net¬≠work with supe¬≠ri¬≠or com¬≠mu¬≠ni¬≠ca¬≠ti¬≠on per¬≠for¬≠mance, and it will be lever¬≠a¬≠ged for AI and data sci¬≠ence research.
Fusi¬≠on of simu¬≠la¬≠ti¬≠on and AI/data sci¬≠enceFug¬≠a¬≠ku makes it pos¬≠si¬≠ble to com¬≠bi¬≠ne simu¬≠la¬≠ti¬≠on with AI and data sci¬≠ence at the hig¬≠hest level in the world. For ins¬≠tance, AI can be used to search for para¬≠me¬≠ters neces¬≠sa¬≠ry for simu¬≠la¬≠ti¬≠on and to extra¬≠po¬≠la¬≠te simu¬≠la¬≠ti¬≠on results. Con¬≠ver¬≠se¬≠ly, simu¬≠la¬≠ti¬≠on can gene¬≠ra¬≠te a lar¬≠ge num¬≠ber of data for AI to learn.
The appli¬≠ca¬≠ti¬≠on of the¬≠se methods with Fug¬≠a¬≠ku will offer the fol¬≠lo¬≠wing anti¬≠ci¬≠pa¬≠ted outcomes:
- Acce¬≠le¬≠ra¬≠ti¬≠on of new drug deve¬≠lo¬≠p¬≠ment by per¬≠forming high-speed, high-pre¬≠cis¬≠i¬≠on drug dis¬≠co¬≠very simulation
- Ear¬≠ly detec¬≠tion of dise¬≠a¬≠ses and advance¬≠ment of pre¬≠ven¬≠ti¬≠ve medi¬≠ci¬≠ne through medi¬≠cal big data ana¬≠ly¬≠sis and bio¬≠lo¬≠gi¬≠cal simulations
- Accu¬≠ra¬≠te pre¬≠dic¬≠tion of tor¬≠na¬≠does and hea¬≠vy rain through wea¬≠ther big data analysis
- Simu¬≠la¬≠ti¬≠on of ear¬≠th¬≠qua¬≠ke, tsu¬≠na¬≠mi, and evacua¬≠ti¬≠on rou¬≠tes at the meter-level
- Deve¬≠lo¬≠p¬≠ment of low-cost orga¬≠nic solar bat¬≠te¬≠ries and high-effi¬≠ci¬≠en¬≠cy solar bat¬≠te¬≠ries, arti¬≠fi¬≠ci¬≠al pho¬≠to¬≠syn¬≠the¬≠sis, high-effi¬≠ci¬≠en¬≠cy fuel cells and sto¬≠rage bat¬≠te¬≠ries, and extra¬≠c¬≠tion of metha¬≠ne from metha¬≠ne hydra¬≠te¬≠De¬≠ve¬≠lo¬≠p¬≠ment of low rare earth per¬≠ma¬≠nent magnet for gene¬≠ra¬≠tors and elec¬≠tric vehicles
- Acce¬≠le¬≠ra¬≠ting the crea¬≠ti¬≠on of new devices and mate¬≠ri¬≠als to for next-gene¬≠ra¬≠ti¬≠on industries
- Dra¬≠ma¬≠tic reduc¬≠tions in deve¬≠lo¬≠p¬≠ment time and cos¬≠ts by par¬≠ti¬≠al¬≠ly repla¬≠cing the actu¬≠al test¬≠ing of air¬≠planes and automobiles
- Increased insight into fun¬≠da¬≠men¬≠tal ques¬≠ti¬≠ons of sci¬≠ence, such as when and how mat¬≠ter was crea¬≠ted in the universe
3. Comm¬≠ents from Key Pro¬≠ject Members
Hiro¬≠shi Mat¬≠su¬≠mo¬≠to, Pre¬≠si¬≠dent, RIKEN
‚ÄúThis is just the begin¬≠ning for Fug¬≠a¬≠ku, and we are loo¬≠king for¬≠ward to see¬≠ing it tru¬≠ly demons¬≠tra¬≠te its tre¬≠men¬≠dous poten¬≠ti¬≠al. Abo¬≠ve all, Fug¬≠a¬≠ku is a key natio¬≠nal tech¬≠no¬≠lo¬≠gy, and we will mana¬≠ge it respon¬≠si¬≠bly with the goal to achie¬≠ve rese¬≠arch results that will help build a long-lived and healt¬≠hy socie¬≠ty, dis¬≠as¬≠ter miti¬≠ga¬≠ti¬≠on, and bet¬≠ter ener¬≠gy use, with the ulti¬≠ma¬≠te goal to estab¬≠lish the government‚Äôs visi¬≠on of an ultra-smart Socie¬≠ty 5.0. In addi¬≠ti¬≠on, we are aiming to pro¬≠vi¬≠de rese¬≠ar¬≠chers around the world with the best pos¬≠si¬≠ble com¬≠pu¬≠ting resour¬≠ces and usa¬≠ge environment.‚ÄĚ
Yasu¬≠hi¬≠de Taji¬≠ma, Pre¬≠si¬≠dent, the Rese¬≠arch Orga¬≠niza¬≠ti¬≠on for Infor¬≠ma¬≠ti¬≠on Sci¬≠ence and Tech¬≠no¬≠lo¬≠gy (RIST)
‚ÄúThe ultra-high-per¬≠for¬≠mance com¬≠pu¬≠ter Fug¬≠a¬≠ku is about to go into full-sca¬≠le ope¬≠ra¬≠ti¬≠on. I look for¬≠ward to see¬≠ing this most powerful ‚Äėexter¬≠nal brain‚Äô ever deve¬≠lo¬≠ped by huma¬≠ni¬≠ty hel¬≠ping to expand our know¬≠ledge but enab¬≠ling us to gain deeper insights into the foun¬≠da¬≠ti¬≠on of mat¬≠ter in both time and space, giving us bet¬≠ter struc¬≠tu¬≠ral and func¬≠tion¬≠al ana¬≠ly¬≠sis of life, socie¬≠ty, and indus¬≠try, enab¬≠ling more accu¬≠ra¬≠te pre¬≠dic¬≠tions; and even desig¬≠ning the unknown future of huma¬≠ni¬≠ty. RIST is com¬≠mit¬≠ted to ful¬≠fil¬≠ling its mis¬≠si¬≠on in maxi¬≠mi¬≠zing the poten¬≠ti¬≠al of the Fug¬≠a¬≠ku faci¬≠li¬≠ty while making it easy to use for a broad ran¬≠ge of users.‚ÄĚ
Taka¬≠hi¬≠to Toki¬≠ta, Chief Exe¬≠cu¬≠ti¬≠ve Offi¬≠cer and CDXO, Fuji¬≠tsu Limited
‚ÄúFuji¬≠tsu is hum¬≠bled to have play¬≠ed an important role in the deve¬≠lo¬≠p¬≠ment of Fug¬≠a¬≠ku from its ear¬≠liest stages, and we are very plea¬≠sed to cele¬≠bra¬≠te this important mile¬≠stone. As the first super¬≠com¬≠pu¬≠ter to win four awards in key world ran¬≠kings, Fug¬≠a¬≠ku has demons¬≠tra¬≠ted excep¬≠tio¬≠nal per¬≠for¬≠mance in are¬≠as inclu¬≠ding big data ana¬≠ly¬≠sis and arti¬≠fi¬≠ci¬≠al intel¬≠li¬≠gence, as well as simu¬≠la¬≠ti¬≠ons, which are the tra¬≠di¬≠tio¬≠nal for¬≠te of super¬≠com¬≠pu¬≠ters. In addi¬≠ti¬≠on to the¬≠se tech¬≠no¬≠lo¬≠gi¬≠cal achie¬≠ve¬≠ments, it is also important that Fug¬≠a¬≠ku has gre¬≠at poten¬≠ti¬≠al to make the world more sus¬≠tainable. I very much hope that as we mark the start of its shared use, Fug¬≠a¬≠ku will ser¬≠ve as a plat¬≠form that empowers rese¬≠ar¬≠chers to inno¬≠va¬≠te and crea¬≠te new value, gene¬≠ra¬≠ting results that lead to the solu¬≠ti¬≠on of various social and envi¬≠ron¬≠men¬≠tal chal¬≠lenges con¬≠fron¬≠ting the world.‚ÄĚ
Sato¬≠shi Mat¬≠suo¬≠ka, Direc¬≠tor, the RIKEN Cen¬≠ter for Com¬≠pu¬≠ta¬≠tio¬≠nal Sci¬≠ence (R‚ÄĎCCS)
‚ÄúIn the deca¬≠de sin¬≠ce its initi¬≠al con¬≠cep¬≠ti¬≠on, the Fug¬≠a¬≠ku pro¬≠ject has brought tog¬≠e¬≠ther Japan‚Äôs top talent in the area of super¬≠com¬≠pu¬≠ting from indus¬≠try, govern¬≠ment, and aca¬≠de¬≠mia, and they have car¬≠ri¬≠ed out rese¬≠arch and deve¬≠lo¬≠p¬≠ment with the goal of achie¬≠ving both world-class appli¬≠ca¬≠ti¬≠on-first per¬≠for¬≠mance and ver¬≠sa¬≠ti¬≠li¬≠ty over a wide ran¬≠ge of appli¬≠ca¬≠ti¬≠ons. Thanks to the¬≠se efforts, Japan is a world lea¬≠der in IT tech¬≠no¬≠lo¬≠gy, inclu¬≠ding in the deve¬≠lo¬≠p¬≠ment of the most advan¬≠ced high-per¬≠for¬≠mance gene¬≠ral-pur¬≠po¬≠se CPUs, and we have alre¬≠a¬≠dy achie¬≠ved a num¬≠ber of results in appli¬≠ed are¬≠as, such as the strugg¬≠le against COVID-19. Our cen¬≠ter will con¬≠ti¬≠nue to con¬≠duct rese¬≠arch and deve¬≠lo¬≠p¬≠ment to streng¬≠then Fug¬≠a¬≠ku and to advan¬≠ce the future of com¬≠pu¬≠ta¬≠ti¬≠on. Fug¬≠a¬≠ku will cer¬≠tain¬≠ly play an acti¬≠ve role as a core infra¬≠struc¬≠tu¬≠re for the buil¬≠ding of Socie¬≠ty 5.0 and to con¬≠tri¬≠bu¬≠te to fur¬≠ther pro¬≠gress in sci¬≠ence, tech¬≠no¬≠lo¬≠gy, and innovation.‚ÄĚ
Fuji¬≠tsu is the lea¬≠ding Japa¬≠ne¬≠se infor¬≠ma¬≠ti¬≠on and com¬≠mu¬≠ni¬≠ca¬≠ti¬≠on tech¬≠no¬≠lo¬≠gy (ICT) com¬≠pa¬≠ny offe¬≠ring a full ran¬≠ge of tech¬≠no¬≠lo¬≠gy pro¬≠ducts, solu¬≠ti¬≠ons and ser¬≠vices. Appro¬≠xi¬≠m¬≠ate¬≠ly 130,000 Fuji¬≠tsu peo¬≠p¬≠le sup¬≠port cus¬≠to¬≠mers in more than 100 count¬≠ries. We use our expe¬≠ri¬≠ence and the power of ICT to shape the future of socie¬≠ty with our cus¬≠to¬≠mers. Fuji¬≠tsu Limi¬≠t¬≠ed (TSE:6702) repor¬≠ted con¬≠so¬≠li¬≠da¬≠ted reve¬≠nues of 3.9 tril¬≠li¬≠on yen (US$35 bil¬≠li¬≠on) for the fis¬≠cal year ended March 31, 2020. For more infor¬≠ma¬≠ti¬≠on, plea¬≠se see www.fujitsu.com.
Public and Inves¬≠tor Rela¬≠ti¬≠ons Division
Com¬≠pa¬≠ny: Fuji¬≠tsu Limited
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Date: 09 March, 2021
City: Tokyo, Japan
Com¬≠pa¬≠ny: RIKEN, The Rese¬≠arch Orga¬≠niza¬≠ti¬≠on for Infor¬≠ma¬≠ti¬≠on Sci¬≠ence and Tech¬≠no¬≠lo¬≠gy, Fuji¬≠tsu Limited