Fujitsu to Deliver New 10 Petaflop Supercomputer for World-Class Research Capabilities in Portugal
Fujitsu has been selected as the prime contractor to deliver New 10 Petaflop Supercomputer for World-Class Research Capabilities in Portugal. The new system, named Deucalion after the mythological Greek figure, will be installed at the Minho Advanced Computing Centre (MACC) in Portugal. In a contract valued at €20 million, Fujitsu will supply MACC with its FUJITSU Supercomputer PRIMEHPC FX700, which incorporates the new Arm-based Fujitsu A64FX processor.
Fujitsu A64FX processor is powering vital areas of new research and is the core technology used in supercomputer Fugaku, jointly developed by Japan’s leading research institute RIKEN and Fujitsu. Fugaku recently retained its No. 1 position in the TOP500 list of the world’s fastest supercomputers. The Fujitsu A64FX processor offers exceptional energy efficiency whilst maintaining compliance with the Arm v8.2-A Scalable Vector Extension (SVE), the Arm instruction set for high-performance servers.
The Fujitsu supercomputer will support advanced scientific research in public and business sector applications, including personalized medicine, bio-engineering, weather forecasting, the fight against climate change, and in discovering new materials and drugs. This robust and industry-leading technology will also contribute to the fields of Artificial Intelligence and Big Data Utilization, which will play a vital role in the digitalization of Portugal and Europe as a whole.