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"Fugaku": the fastest supercomputer belongs to Japan

Japan's new supercomputer, known as the Fugaku, is now the fastest in the world. Fugaku, which is based on ARM, managed to overcome him Summit of America, which for the last two years has held the first place in Top 500.

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Fugaku is the first ARM-based supercomputer to become the world's fastest supercomputer. It has a High Performance Linpack (HPL) score of 415,5 petaflops which is 2,8 times the Summit score.

It has a 48-core A64FX SoC and its maximum performance can reach 1.000 petaflops. Such a performance may correspond to the exaflop series, which is the new "battlefield" of next-generation supercomputers.

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But in addition to speed, Fugaku has also managed to win top positions in other rankings that test computers on different workloads, such as the Graph 500, HPL-AI and HPCG. To date, no other supercomputer has ever topped the top four rankings at the same time.

In recent years, the first places for the fastest supercomputer have belonged to either America either in China. It is the first time in nine years that a Japanese system has won first place in the Tor500.

In total, 226 supercomputers on the list come from China, 114 from the United States and 30 from Japan.

Of course, it's very likely that Fugaku won't stay on top for long. The new exascale is expected to launch next year with the launch of the Aurora (with 1 ExaFlop processing power) by Intel and the Ministry of Energy USA.

But also the Cray and AMD, have planned to release another system called 1.5 ExaFlops, which is called Frontier, within the next year.

Nevertheless, Fugaku is expected to be fully operational by April 2021, and has already begun assisting with medical research into the coronavirus pandemic.

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