Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency goes for Fujitsu Supercomputer

Fujitsu has received an order from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) for a supercomputer system using Fujitsu’s FX1 technical computing server. At the core of the new supercomputer is a massively parallel computer system comprised of 3,392 FX1 computing nodes, delivering peak theoretical performance of 135 teraflops (TFLOPS) . This system will replace the agency’s existing supercomputer system, called the Numerical Simulator III. JAXA extensively uses advanced numerical simulation technology in the development of rockets, advanced space-transport systems and aircraft.

The new Fujitsu Supercomputer system will serve as the core computing engine for JAXA and is expected to give the organization an important boost in its R&D activities. The transition from the current system to the new one will begin in April 2008, and the entire system is to be up and running by April 2009.