Riken and Fujitsu have reported that Supercomputer Fugaku was awarded the highest prize: the “Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications Award” at CEATEC AWARD 2020.
Both RIKEN and Fujitsu will attend the CEATEC 2020 ONLINE event, which will be held from October 20th to the 23rd. RIKEN will introduce its efforts to position Fugaku as the core foundation to deliver on the promise of Society 5.0, while Fujitsu will introduce how the project will help to bring trust to society through innovation and make the world more sustainable.
Fugaku was recognized by the selection committee as one of on its world-leading, comprehensive capabilities, including both the world’s highest performance and revolutionary, energy-efficient design, achieved through a unique co-design process to deliver unparalleled performance and user-friendliness
It is also expected to contribute to the expansion of new opportunities for the Japanese ICT industry and the enhancement of industrial competitiveness in various fields by helping to address urgent issues confronting society and serving as infrastructure for DX.
Fugaku claimed first place in the 55th TOP500 list, which ranks the performance of the world’s supercomputers, and also took first place in the HPCG, HPL-AI and Graph 500 performance rankings by a large margin, achieving the world’s first simultaneous quadruple title.
At present, Fugaku remains under development and preparation intending to commence shared use in fiscal 2021. On a trial basis, some of the computing resources (nodes) are being used in research on countermeasures against COVID-19 and in programs to accelerate the generation of results.
RIKEN will continue to promote the development and preparation of Fugaku and will also develop software and prepare the development environment related to AI, big data processing, and cloud utilization as the core platform for making Society 5.0 a reality.