Japan’s Going Faster Than a Rex and Bigger Than Godzilla!

If you think your WRX is fast then think again … screaming along at 1.3 PFLOPS Kyoto University’s new supercomputer is built on Dell EMC PowerEdge servers to progress research in the field of theoretical physics.

Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics’ director Sinya Aoki said the system will be used to “fuel our Institution’s studies on particle physics, nuclear physics, astrophysics, condensed matter physics, and quantum information physics, the new supercomputer will open up fresh research opportunities to further the frontiers of theoretical physics across Japan.”

This new system will accelerate research in computational physics, including theoretical physics and the development of innovative methods for understanding complex natural phenomena. 135 PowerEdge R840 servers make up Yukawa-21 – spec’d with 2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable Processors, Nvidia V100 Tensor Core GPUs, and Dell EMC PowerSwitch Z9332F interconnection.

“In addition to fueling our Institution’s studies on particle physics, nuclear physics, astrophysics, condensed matter physics, and quantum information physics, the new supercomputer will open up fresh research opportunities to further the frontiers of theoretical physics across Japan. Aka move over Godzilla!