The supercomputer improves on the technology used in the K computer, being developed jointly by the company and the government-backed research institute Riken. The K was ranked in June as the world's fastest computer.
"The world is facing complicated and difficult problems such as the environment, energy and food," Fujitsu Corporate Senior Executive Vice President Hideyuki Saso said at a news conference in Tokyo. "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," Saso said.
The system can scale up to 1,024 racks, which will contain 98,304 CPUs and 6 petabytes of memory, all delivering a peak performance of up to 23.3 petaflops. Fujitsu’s PrimeHPC FX10 also can come in configurations as small as four racks that offer up to 90.8 teraflops of performance.