The processor chip market is sort of completely dominated by Intel and AMD within the desktop CPU house, server-grade CPUs, HPC (high-performance computing) tasks, and extra. The Japanese tech large Fujitsu, nevertheless, seems to be threatening that dominance with its newest launch.
The Fujitsu A64FX, the one ARM-based processor designed from scratch for HPC tasks and supercomputers shall be deployed in Sandia Nationwide Laboratories quickly. This 2.2GHz CPU has 48 cores, a peak efficiency of three.38 TFLOPS, and has 32GB HBM2 reminiscence.
What actually makes the A64FX a noteworthy launch is that it supplies far larger bandwidth efficiency (as much as 1 TB/s) between the reminiscence and the CPU. Shifting information to and from the CPU has been the largest impediment thus far and this improvement can simply assist overcome.
Though it’s only a general-purpose CPU, it even surpasses GPUs from AMD and Nvidia in terms of efficiency per watt. It was primarily meant to energy Japan’s supercomputer, Okay, however Fujitsu can also be planning to trickle it right down to hyperscalers and cloud computing giants to make it accessible to the plenty.
The Fujitsu A64FX’s successor, the Fugaku, is predicted to be 100 occasions extra highly effective and can reportedly attain a staggering 400 petaflops. It’s aiming to energy the primary supercomputer that can hit one exaflop with over half one million processors.