Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) has commissioned Fujitsu to build the “AI Bridging Green Cloud Infrastructure” (ABCI) supercomputer to accelerate AI research and development (R&D) in industry, government, and academia.
The new system will consist of 120 next-generation 2-way rack (4U) Fujitsu Primergy GX2570 servers and a 11.2 petabyte, high-capacity storage system, each accelerated by eight GPUs per node and suitable for large-scale analysis using AI such as deep learning.
The theoretical peak performance of half-precision floating point operations is expected to be 300 petaflops, while that of double-precision floating-point operations is predicted to be 19.3 petaflops.
Scheduled to be operationsl in fiscal 2021, the “AI Bridging Green Cloud Infrastructure” system will be housed at the AI Data Center Building at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology Kashiwa Center in Japan.
The new supercomputer is expected to play a key role in advancing AI R&D in Japan, spreading knowledge acquired through its construction and operation to various stakeholders.