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Fujitsu Donates Numerical Wind Tunnel Supercomputer to the Computer History Museum


Fujitsu has donated to the Computer History Museum several components based on technologies developed for the Numerical Wind Tunnel supercomputer, which was ranked No. 1 when it debuted in the Top 500 Supercomputer Sites list in November 1993. The museum will accept the gift at a dedication ceremony on Sept. 12, 2008, at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif.


The Numerical Wind Tunnel was developed in a joint project between National Aerospace Laboratory of Japan and Fujitsu. NWT consists of 166 Processing Elements (PE) (upgraded from 140 to 166 PE in 1996), two Control Processors (CP) and Crossbar Network. The cross-bar network has 2×421 MByte/s bandwidth to each processor. The total performance of NWT is 236 GFLOPS and 44.5GB main memory.