The first place in the ranking of supercomputers Top500 took the Japanese Fugaku manufactured by Riken and Fujitsu. It uses an A64FX chip system consisting of 48 cores. For the first time, a supercomputer based on ARM processors has topped this prestigious ranking of the most powerful computing devices on the planet.
It showed a performance result of 415.5 petaflops and was 2.8 times faster than its closest competitor, IBM Summit. In addition, the Japanese supercomputer leads in four categories of different types of load. Previously, no supercomputer could achieve this.
It is expected that the full operation of Fugaku will be launched next year. In the meantime, they are going to use it for research related to COVID-19. Including diagnostics, modeling of the spread of the virus and studying the effectiveness of the new contact tracking application in Japan.