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Fujitsu to Build Taiwan's Top-Performing Supercomputer for the National Research Lab

By Korbin Lan
Published: Jun 20,2017

Fujitsu Limited and Fujitsu Taiwan Limited today announced that they will build a new supercomputer system for Taiwan's National Center for High-performance Computing, National Applied Research Laboratories (NCHC) that will have the highest performance in the country at the time it commences operations, scheduled for May 2018.

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The new PC cluster system is comprised of 715 servers, including a next-generation model of the Fujitsu Server PRIMERGY, and brings together the most advanced high-performance computing technologies, such as the use of the latest server CPU from Intel and fastest current GPU from NVIDIA. The CPUs have a theoretical peak performance of over 2.13 petaflops, and the GPUs have a theoretical peak performance of over 1.35 petaflops, making the expected overall theoretical peak performance of the system over 3.48 petaflops.

According to the announcement, the new system will serve as the core platform for research and development in Taiwan, fostering the development and growth of Taiwan's overall industries and economy. And the system will give the NCHC a research platform that can accommodate such new research fields as AI and big data, as well as accelerate the pace of further research.

Established in 1991, NCHC is Taiwan's only national-level supercomputer center. From Taiwan's research institutions and private companies, as well as foreign researchers, over 1,000 people use the center, promoting international people-to-people exchanges and joint research.

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