back to article Fujitsu, Japan strong-Arm their way to the top with world's fastest-known super: 415-PFLOPS Fugaku

Japan's Arm-based 415-PFLOPS, 28MW Fugaku monster was today crowned the world’s most-powerful publicly known supercomputer. The system leads the official Top500 list, knocking America's IBM Power-based 148-PFLOPS Summit into second place. The Fujitsu-built Fugaku has a theoretical peak performance of 513-PFLOPS, or 513 …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    That's a nice Fugak U to the CCP.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Willy waving for the wired world ?

  3. spold Silver badge


    ...they found Gene Amdahl's diary jottings in the cupboard.

    (one for the IT historians)

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Finally....

      "I have developed a plan for a supercomputer with millions of central processing units but this margin is too small to contain it."

  4. Fruit and Nutcase Silver badge

    and will be used to study all sorts of stuff from earthquakes and new drugs to energy sources and the fundamental laws of the physical universe.

    *cough* some researcher or BOFH may be temped to slip in some crypto currency mining

  5. Anonymous Coward

    That big Arm news you were all expecting today, right?

    Certainly more interesting than the iARM news.

    Nice to know Fuji isn't dead yet. And Fuga Ku is a low hanging fruit for ElReg headline writers.

  6. Sampler


    Yeah, but will it run Crysis?

    1. sw guy

      Re: Obligatory

      Answer depends on availability of Rosetta2 on it :-)

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Obligatory

      4.87PB of Ram should be be OK till the next update

  7. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    "Although none of China’s supercomputers"

    Publically known right? I bet they hsve a shed load of power to keep all that surveillance running smoothly.

  8. John Smith 19 Gold badge

    I note the Intel microcode is a 3 address architecture.

    Perhaps a more honest slogan for them would be "ARM inside (TM)"

  9. JJKing

    (Use a Yoda voice)

    Mmmmm, the MIPS are strong in this one.

  10. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    48 cores

    How long before 48 cores in a smartphone becomes standard?

    RIP Intel.

    1. Rabbit80

      Re: 48 cores

      At over 180 watts per processor, its more a case of how long before we have a nuclear power source in our phones.Admittedly, there is plenty of other stuff sucking power as well such as storage, RAM, cooling etc so that figure is probably a tad on the high side.

  11. amacater

    I won't believe it until it runs Debian ...

    Which the new Macbook already does :D

  12. mhenriday


    makes the Top500 far more interesting - can't wait till November !...


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