Japan’s Fugaku Tops Supercomputer List

Japan’s Fugaku Tops Supercomputer List

Since 2018, the US has boasted the world’s fastest supercomputer. Summit, housed at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee, knocked China’s Tihane-2 out of the #1 spot. Now, Japan is taking the crown with the unveiling of Fugaku. Last month, the ARM-powered supercomputer was rated at 415.5 petaflops making it significantly faster than Summit’s 148.8 petaflops. Fugaku is powered by Fujitsu’s 48-core A64FX CPUs and housed at the RIKEN Center for Computational Science in Kobe, Japan.

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