Japanese supercomputer Fugaku headed the rating of the most powerful supercomputers Top500. It is located in Kobe and is a joint development of Riken and Fujitsu. The system is made on the basis of the 48-core system-on-chip Fujitsu A64FX. It is noted that the first supercomputer based on ARM processors topped the list of Top500.
Supercomputer Fugaku took first place in the rating Top500 HPL with a score of 415.5 petaflops, which is 2.8 times higher than the nearest competitor in the face of the IBM Summit. Fugaku also took first place in the other ratings, which test the computers with a variety of loads, including the Graph 500, the HPL-AI and HPCG. No supercomputer has never been headed by all four rating at the same time, according to itc.ua.
As a rule, the leading positions in the rankings of supercomputers is of American and Chinese production. Fugaku was the first Japanese supercomputer in 9 years (from the time the predecessor K Riken), who headed the Top500. Only appears in the list 226 Chinese supercomputers, 114, from United States and 30 from Japan. System of the United States provide the greatest overall productivity with a score of 644 petaflops.
Supercomputer Fugaku will begin full-scale work in the next financial year. Still it was used on an experimental basis for the study COVID-19, including diagnostics, modeling the spread of the virus SARS-CoV-2. He has also evaluated the effectiveness of a new application, contact tracing with the disease in Japan.