Fujitsu is developing search supercomputers using artificial intelligence
Fujitsu is developing search supercomputers using artificial intelligence

Fujitsu Corporation has received an application from Japan's National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) to develop a new ABCI supercomputer. The new system is expected to be introduced in fiscal year 2021.

The Japanese company's latest supercomputer system is expected to be installed in the center of the institute in Kashiwa.

Industry, government and universities are preparing to use supercomputers to accelerate research and development in artificial intelligence.

The new system includes 120 Fujitsu Primergy GX2570 servers and 11.2 petabytes of storage space, two third-generation scalable Intel Xeon processors and eight NVIDIA A100 high-end graphics processors.

The supercomputer is being used in conjunction with Fujitsu's ABCI System, which was introduced in August 2018.

Since then, startups and electrical device manufacturers have been using ABCI systems to solve AI problems.

Fujitsu said: AIST has applied for a new ABCI system that can be linked with artificial intelligence to improve the existing ABCI system and combine a high-performance computer system with a mass storage system.

The new supercomputer is a response to the growing demand for research and development in artificial intelligence in industry, government and science.

The theoretical peak performance of half-hour floating point operations is a key benchmark for AI and is expected to reach 300 petaflops.

Double precision floating point calculation, used mainly in traditional simulations, should be 19.3 petaflops.

Fujitsu hopes that when combined with the processing power of ABCI, the system can offer 850 petaflops for half-minute floating point operations and 56.7 petaflops for floating point operations. Poor accuracy.

"Fujitsu continues to play a central role in developing AI research in Japan by participating with AIST in the ABCI project," the Japanese company said.

Fujitsu Corporation announced last week that TMDU of Tokyo Medical and Dental University is using its Fugaku supercomputer to analyze cancer genes in less than a day instead of months.

Fugaku was developed jointly by the Japan Institute of Science and Fujitsu, and has been used by Japanese researchers for a variety of purposes, including helping the country fight COVID-19.

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