Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Japanís National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) has given Fujitsu an order to build a 37 petaflops supercomputer costing $44.3 million, reports the Nikkei
It will be Japanís fastest supercomputer 3x faster than the K computer at Riken†which is Japanís current fastest machine.
The 37 petaflops computer will be installed at the AI research centre being built at Tokyo University.
The machine will use†1,088 servers, 2,176 Intel CPUs and 4,352 Nvidia graphics processing units.
AIST decided that a 37 petaflops †machine is necessary to improve image recognition accuracy and make automated driving a reality.
AIST, which comes under Japanís Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, has been given a budget of to establish the Chiba research center as part of its wider efforts to promote AI development.
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