Fugaku Fastest & Biggest Supercomputer in the World

Introduction: Fujitsu Japan

Fujitsu Limited is Japanese international information and communications technology-based company. It was established in 1935. Its headquarter is in Tokyo. Fujitsu was the world’s fourth-largest IT services provider by annual revenue, after IBM, Accenture, and AWS, in 2018. It offers a diversity of products and services in different areas such as telecommunications, advanced microelectronics, and air conditioning. Fujitsu is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

Cloud computing

Fujitsu deals with a public cloud service. Those delivered from data centers in Japan, Australia, Singapore, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Germany were created on its Global Cloud Platform strategy. The platform brings Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), virtual information and communication technology (ICT) infrastructure. For example, servers and storage functionality. The service in Japan was obtainable as the On-Demand Virtual System Service (OViSS) globally.

In a partnership with Microsoft, Fujitsu has also launched a Windows Azure-powered Global Cloud Platform. This platform is presenting, distributing Platform-as-a-Service. It offers a set of application development frameworks, for example, Microsoft.NET, Java, and PHP. The data storage abilities are consistent with the Windows Azure platform provided by Microsoft.

Fujitsu deals with local cloud platforms, for instance in Australia, which makes available the ability to rely on its domestic data centers which keep sensitive financial data under local jurisdiction and compliance standards.


Fujitsu produces the SPARC-compliant CPU (SPARClite). Also yields the “Venus” 128 GFLOP SPARC64 VIIIfx model that is comprised in the K computer. It also produces the world’s fastest supercomputer in June 2011 with a rating of over 8 petaflops. In October 2011, K developed the first computer to top 10 petaflops. This speed was realized in testing on October 7 – 8. The consequences were then offered at the International Conference for High-Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC11) in November 2011. The Fujitsu FR, FR-V, and ARM architecture microprocessors are extensively used. Moreover in ASICs and Application-specific standard products (ASSP) like the Milbeaut with customer variants named Nikon Expeed. They were learned by Spansion in 2013.

The world’s biggest supercomputer

Fugaku is installed in Japan by Fujitsu Limited. It is founded on Arm® (Acorn Microprocessors U.K) microchips. Fugaku is currently being used for research on Covid-19 ~ including on diagnostics, therapeutics, and simulations of the spread of the virus. Fugaku is ranked #1 globally for processing speed & performance of computing used in artificial intelligence, machine learning & deep learning. Fujitsu supercomputer can perform 415 quadrillions (or 415,000 trillion) computations a second.

  • Fugaku consists of 9,000 server boxes installed in 450 racks.
  • Fugaku consumes 40 MW of electric power.
  • Fugaku is suited for AI applications such as deep learning.

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