Fujitsu to sell new supercomputer
Fujitsu has announced that it will be releasing its PRIMEHPC FX10 supercomputer, which is capable of scaling to a top theoretical processing performance of 23.2 petaflops, across the world. The product, which improves on the technology employed in the firm's K computer, will be shipped to countries across the globe from January 2012.
Fujitsu revealed that its sales target for the PRIMEHPC FX10 over the next three years is 50 units. The system can be scaled to meet user requirements, up to a 1,024-rack configuration. Fujitsu has worked with the Japanese government-backed research institute Riken to build the K system, which was named the fastest computer in the world in June.
Hideyuki Saso, Fujitsu corporate senior executive vice-president, said: "The world is facing complicated and difficult problems such as the environment, energy and food. "Through our supercomputer's high-speed processing for simulations, we'd like to contribute to resolving issues, such as in medical areas, including drug development and manufacturing."