Fujin, named after the Shinto God of wind, is a Fujitsu PrimeHPC FX10 high-performance, distributed-memory supercomputer.
This system, which is a derivative of the Fujitsu K-machine (peak performance of 11 PFlops, and #1 on the Top500 list in 2011) at RIKEN in Kobe, Japan, has been provided under the Fujitsu-NCI Collaboration Agreement, and is available to support a range of projects, particularly those associated with collaborative activities involving Fujitsu and RIKEN.
The system installed in March 2013 comprises:
- 1,536 cores (SPARC64 IXfx processor, 1.848GHz) in 96 compute nodes;
- 3 TBytes of main memory;
- Tofu interconnect; and
- 122 TBytes of usable distributed filesystem FEFS.
This provides a peak performance of approximately 22.7 TFlops.
The unit of shared memory parallelism is the node, which comprises one 16-core Fujitsu SPARC64 IXfx processor.
The memory specification across the nodes is homogeneous. Each the 96 compute nodes has 32 GBytes of memory.
The Fujin system is configured with the:
- Linux operating system;
- Technical Computing Suite, HPC Middleware, which includes:
- System management software
- Job management software
- Language processing systems
- Application development environment
- Distributed filesystem, FEFS
Application software provided in Fujin includes:
- Debugger and Profiler
- Editors and GUI Development Environment
- Mathematical Libraries
- Network Access Services
- Parallel Programming Libraries/Tools
- Scripting Languages
- Rank Map Automatic Tuning Tool
While the system is available to support specialised and collaborative projects, it is not provided as a general access system. Requests for access will be considered by NCI on application.