Fujitsu guns for faster supercomputers with new chip

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By Agam Shah, IDG News Service | August 6th, 2014 The company is targeting 100-petaflop supercomputers with the SPARC64 XIfx chip. The world’s fastest computer is facing a challenge from Fujitsu, which is developing a new high-performance chip that could go into supercomputers up to three times faster. Fujitsu’s SPARC64 XIfx processor could be used…

Fujitsu designs leaner supercomputer with fewer switches

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By Tim Hornyak, IDG News Service | July 16th, 2014 A new communications algorithm and multilayer full-mesh topology promise power savings. Fujitsu has developed an approach to cluster supercomputers that reduces the number of network switches by 40 percent without sacrificing performance. The approach centers on using a new communications algorithm that efficiently controls data…