Monday , 13th July 2020

Supercomputer based on ARM processors -fastest in the world

Fugaku, a computer in Kobe co-developed by Riken and Fujitsu, makes use of Fujitsu’s 48-core A64FX system-on-chip. It’s the first time a computer based on ARM processors(based on the RISC (reduced instruction set computer) architecture developed by Advanced RISC Machines (ARM)) has topped the list. Today,a Japanese supercomputer has taken the top spot in the biannual Top500 supercomputer speed ranking.

Fugaku turned in a Top500 HPL result of 415.5 petaflops, 2.8 times fast than IBM’s Summit, the nearest competitor.

This is Japan’s first system to rank first on the Top500 in nine years since Fugaku’s predecessor, Riken’s K computer.

In general there are 226 Chinese supercomputers on the rundown, 114 from America, and 30 from Japan. US-based Systems contribute the most average processing speed with 644 petaflops.