Fugaku computer has 415 petaflops, triple the next in the ranking, IBM Summit.
Fujitsu and the Japanese research institute Riken have announced the creation of Fugaku, a supercomputer located in Japan that has been recognized as the most powerful in the world, with 415.53 petaflops, a unit equivalent to one billion trillion floating point operations per second. .
With these results, Fugaku manages to rank first in the Top 500 of the fastest supercomputers in the world, with a power almost three times greater than that of the previous leader of the ranking : Summit, as reported by the authors of the list.
The supercomputer unseated from the first position is the work of the IBM company and is located at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee (United States), with 148.8 petaflops.
As reported by Fujitsu, Fugaku, which is located at the Riken Computer Science Center in Kobe (Japan), has a computing efficiency ratio of 80.87 percent, and has 360 ‘racks’ and 138,240 nodes with those that in other measurements have been able to achieve a maximum result of 13,400 teraflops.
The Japanese supercomputer the first to manage to lead the list of the most powerful by using processors with ARM architectures, with 48 A64FX cores and with a performance of more than one exaflop -equivalent to a thousand petaflops- in Artificial Intelligence tasks.
Fujitsu and Riken’s supercomputer has also become the first in two other rankings: HPGC, which measures the speed of data access in real applications; and HPL-AI, which measures performance in tasks such as machine learning to train Artificial Intelligence.