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Fujitsu to build next-generation supercomputer


Fujitsu has received an order from the Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) for a new supercomputer system which will be the most powerful in Japan when it goes online in 2010.


The Linux cluster, serving as the core of the new system, will employ the PRIMERGY BX900 blade servers that Fujitsu has positioned as a key product in the company’s global expansion. Comprised of 2,157 nodes, the core system will have theoretical peak performance of 200 teraflops, making it the fastest supercomputer system in Japan.


The new system is slated to commence operations in March 2010 and will be used in a variety of areas of atomic energy research, including nuclear fusion simulations. It will play an important role in ensuring the safe use of atomic energy.

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