RIKEN, the proprietor of the world’s quickest high-performance computing (HPC) supercomputer, Fugaku, has chosen Oracle Cloud as the general public cloud supplier for its elastic HPC storage and to allow universities and analysis organizations to attach securely and at low value by way of Science Info Community (SINET). Oracle was chosen due to its superior efficiency, enterprise-grade safety, and elastic storage sources as a part of the continued initiative to advertise wider use of the supercomputer.
Acting at 415 quadrillion computations a second, or 415 petaFLOPS, Fugaku placed first in the Top500 in June 2020. The Prime500 ranks supercomputers primarily based on their processing pace and efficiency of computing energy. Aptly named after Mt. Fuji, Fugaku’s world record-breaking excessive efficiency distanced itself far forward of opponents by attaining roughly 2.eight occasions extra calculations per second than the runner up.
Fugaku was deployed this yr at RIKEN Middle for Computational Sciences (R-CCS) in Kobe, Japan. Authorities-sponsored RIKEN and Fujitsu Restricted collectively developed Fugaku with the objective of serving to advance society by resolving complicated social points and scientific duties that usually require large simulations and calculations.
R-CCS and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure
This partnership between R-CCS and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure allows Fugaku customers to make use of the Fugaku community related securely with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure setting by way of SINET at its ultra-high pace.
Additionally, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure’s FastConnect, a devoted, personal community connection service, permits inbound and outbound bandwidth expenses at no further value, whereas utilizing its enterprise-grade reliability and scalability. Analysis initiatives the place knowledge might prolong effectively into petabytes can use Oracle Cloud Infrastructure’s high-performance computing and storage sources with out having to fret in regards to the large knowledge switch value and run the workloads with predictable low prices.
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is the one IaaS cloud supplier to guarantee performance and manageability with service level agreements.
To additional broaden Fugaku’s adoption into varied industries, RIKEN has launched a joint undertaking with collaborative analysis companions, together with Altair Engineering, HPC Techniques, Co., Ltd, and Basis for Computational Science. This undertaking goals to drive Fugaku’s cloud-based utilization providers that use the computational sources of Fugaku with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. Oracle Japan is working carefully with RIKEN and its collaborative analysis companions in Fugaku’s home and oversea adoption enlargement efforts.