Tokyo University Introduces Its Tsubame 2.0 Supercomputer

The Tokyo Institute of Technology has revealed that its next-generation supercomputer will begin operations in the fall, dubbed Tsubame 2.0. In case you’re wondering, it’ll boast 2,816 six-core, 2.96GHz Xeon 5600 processors, along with 4,224 units of NVIDIA’s Tesla M2050 general-purpose GPUs to hit 2.39 petaflops, creating the first petaflop supercomputer in Japan. The actual construction of the system will be done by NEC Corp and HP. Aside from the current model, a Tsubame 3.0 supercomputer is already said to be in development, and is targeting 30 petaflops with the same low power consumption levels of the Tsubame 2.0 and is expected to launch in 2014 or 2015.

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