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Fujitsu to build one of the largest-scale supercomputers in Japan specializing in AI research

Fujitsu has received RIKEN‘s order for the Deep learning system, which in terms of operations will be one of the largest-scale supercomputers in Japan specializing in AI research. The RIKEN Center for Advanced Intelligence Project will use the new system, scheduled to go online in April 2017, as a platform to accelerate R&D into AI technology. With 24 NVIDIA DGX-1 servers, each including eight of the latest NVIDIA Tesla P100 accelerators and integrated deep learning software, and 32 FUJITSU Server PRIMERGY RX2530 M2 servers, the system has a total theoretical performance of more than 4 petaflops (when performing half-precision floating-point calculations)

The file system runs FUJITSU Software FEFS, high-performance scalable file system software, on six FUJITSU Server PRIMERGY RX2540 M2 PC servers, eight FUJITSU Storage ETERNUS DX200 S3 storage systems, and one FUJITSU Storage ETERNUS DX100 S3 storage system to provide the IO processing demanded by deep learning analysis. Fujitsu is leveraging the extensive know-how that it and Fujitsu have in high-performance computing development and AI research to build and operate one of Japan’s most advanced AI research systems.

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