The supercomputer, developed by Fujitsu and Riken Research Institute, has been ranked as the world’s fastest supercomputer in an independent bi-annual survey by the TOP500 project.
The ARM-based room-sized supercomputer, being used to fight COVID-19, carried out 2.8 times more calculations per second than IBM’s ‘Summit’ in the US. Fugaku’s peak performance is over 1,000 petaflops. Fugaku’s victory broke a long run of US-china dominance, returning Japan to the top for the first time in 11 years.
(Reported by Parth Goel)