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Launch of Raijin, the supercomputer- real milestone for Fujitsu

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Fujitsu, a Japanese multinational information technology equipment and services company has gone a step ahead with its new launch ‘Raijin’ – a 1.2 petaflop supercomputer. The launch ceremony took place at the National Computational Infrastructure (NCI) high performance computing center at the Australian National University (ANU).

The in-built disk storage of Raijin, the new computer is equivalent to 20,000 computers and has power of 56,000 computers working in parallel. The supercomputer’s speed is a real support to the Australia’s research capacity with Commonwealth agencies such as the Bureau of Meteorology, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) and Geoscience Australia.

Addressing the conference, Mike Foster, CEO of Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand said, “We are proud to have delivered Australia’s most powerful computer to the NCI and now look forward to seeing Raijin underpin the NCI’s role in facilitating breakthrough research in Australia and internationally”.

Raijin has come up with the largest x86 High Performance Computing (HPC) installation of any brand in the southern hemisphere. This latest Fujitsu PRIMERGY HPC technology is based on commodity hardware. It helps in delivering improved performance, easy access to a greater range of ISV applications and simplified migration process from existing x86 applications.

Raijin is equipped with highly advanced features such as processor cores of 57,472, disk storage of 10PBytes, main memory of 160 TBytes, and maximum performance of 1195 TFlops.

The installation of Raijin is a result of Fujitsu’s combined supercomputing expertise from Australia and Japan.

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