May 13 –The installation of the supercomputer Fugaku has been ongoing at RIKEN R-CCS since December 3, 2019. Now, all of the more than 400 racks have been delivered to R-CCS as of May 13, 2020.
Despite the hardship caused by the novel coronavirus pandemic, the tireless efforts of the Fujitsu staff and all those involved made it possible to successfully complete the delivery on time. The installation process will continue in preparation for the full operation scheduled to begin in fiscal year 2021.
RIKEN, in coordination with the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), has just initiated a program to make the computational resources of yet-to-be-completed Fugaku available, to the extent possible, for R&D projects to fight against the novel coronavirus pandemic. Technical support is also provided, and currently, five projects are under way.
With Fugaku, RIKEN is committed to achieve scientific breakthroughs in the future, as well as to drive innovation that can make Society 5.0 a reality.