Keynote: Fujitsu A64fx and Fugaku – A Game Changing, HPC AI Optimized Arm CPU

Posted by Charbax – November 2, 2019

Fugaku is the flagship next generation national supercomputer being developed by Riken R-CCS and Fujitsu in collaboration https://www.r-ccs.riken.jp/en/postk/project Fugaku will have hyperscale datacenter class resource in a single exascale machine, with more than 150,000 nodes of sever-class Fujitsu A64fx many-core Arm CPUs with the new SVE (Scalable Vector Extension) with low precision math for the first time in the world, accelerating both HPC and AI workloads, augmented with HBM2 memory paired with each CPU, exhibiting nearly a Terabyte/s memory bandwidth for both HPC and AI rapid data movements. A64fx has demonstrated up to 8 times the performance of mainstream "Platinum" server processors for HPC workloads, and this game-changing performance has been realized through extensive co-design process involving the entire Japanese HPC community resulting in a highly HPC-optimzed CPU architecture. Fugaku also will likely to be the premier big data and AI/ML infrastructure; currently, we are conducting research to scale deep learning to more than 100,000 nodes on Fugaku, where we expect to obtain near top GPU-class performance on each node. The talk will give an overview of A64fx/Fugaku as well as cover some of the software ecosystem efforts to enable high-end HPC / BD / AI.

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9605xIHdew