Included in the ABCI configuration will be Fujitsu’s latest x86 servers, the Fujitsu Server PRIMERGY.
Fujitsu has received an order from the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) for AI Bridging Cloud Infrastructure (ABCI), which is set to become the fastest supercomputer system in Japan.
Included in the ABCI configuration will be Fujitsu’s latest x86 servers, the Fujitsu Server PRIMERGY. The system will offer a theoretical peak performance in half-precision floating point operations (a critical measure in the AI field) of 550 petaflops(1), and 37 petaflops of double-precision floating point operation performance, a conventional measure in simulation and other fields. If this system had competed in the latest TOP500(2) ranking of supercomputers that took place in June 2017, it would have taken the top position in Japan and third place globally.
ABCI will be deployed to the new ABCI datacenter on the Kashiwa II campus of the University of Tokyo, and is scheduled to begin operations in fiscal 2018 (fiscal years start April 1).