|By JCN Newswire||
|February 13, 2014 12:55 AM EST||
Tokyo, Feb 13, 2014 - (JCN Newswire) - Fujitsu Limited and Shinshu University today announced Shinshu University's recent decision to deploy a Fujitsu supercomputer system in its R&D facility to newly develop innovative water-filtration and water-circulation systems.
The new system, set to go online in July 2014, will comprise a cluster of 16 FUJITSU Server PRIMERGY RX200 S8 x86 servers, and a single FUJITSU Supercomputer PRIMEHPC FX10.
Shinshu University plans to use the new system to move forward on R&D into revolutionary new water filtration and circulation systems that use nanocarbon(1) and other materials, so as to ensure an adequate supply of water for people around the world.
In the near future, as the earth's population grows, securing supplies of water for households, industry, and agriculture needed to achieve and sustain a comfortable living environment will be an important challenge. To solve this issue, a group led by Shinshu University has established a proposal for an R&D framework to develop a "water filtration and circulation system using revolutionary nanocarbon." This proposal was chosen in March 2013 for the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology's (MEXT) "Improvement of international science innovation bases using local resources under industry-university collaboration"(2), and in October 2013 for MEXT and the Japan Science and Technology Agency's Center of Innovation Stream(3). As a result, Shinshu University is moving forward with the construction of a large-scale research facility at its Nagano Engineering campus in Nagano City, which will focus on following through on this R&D framework to implement it in society.
The new research facility will lead a nationwide organization across Japan that conducts basic research on nanocarbon as a way to use water resources effectively, and to develop systemized technologies for applying that research to water filtration and circulation. This will enable the extraction and circulation of required water from a variety of sources, including seawater and water mixed with oil. With adequate water supplies for people everywhere, this would contribute comfortable living environments and sustainability around the world.
To develop an innovative nanocarbon membrane, Shinshu University will use a Fujitsu system that comprises an x86 cluster of PRIMERGY RX200 S8 servers and a PRIMEHPC FX10 supercomputer. This system will be capable of performing complex nanocarbon membrane analyses and simulations that had been difficult with previous levels of processing performance. In addition, the applications that the PRIMEHPC FX10 run are compatible with the K computer(4), which means that as simulations grow in scale, they can be run on the K computer, as well.
PRIMERGY RX200 S8 (x86 server cluster) Nodes 16 Theoretical performance 6.758 teraflops(5) Total memory capacity 4-TB PRIMEHPC FX10 (single-rack model) Nodes 12 Theoretical performance 2.5-teraflops Total memory capacity 384-GB(1) Nanocarbon: Material made of carbon-atom structures with a nanometer-scale diameter.
(2) Improvement of international science innovation bases using local resources under industry-university collaboration: A program organized by MEXT to promote, through the flexible use of local resources, "international science innovation bases," where interdisciplinary R&D for innovative projects is performed under industry-academy-government collaboration to create new industries and new jobs.
(3) Center of Innovation Stream:A program organized by MEXT and the Japan Science and Technology Agency that: (i) based on emerging future needs of society, sets a vision of the way society and people's way of life should be; (ii) identifies likely R&D challenges ten years from now based on this vision; (iii) breaks out of the traditional frameworks of existing research fields and organizations; and (iv) provides intensive support for industry-academia R&D collaboration, from basic research to practical application.
(4) K computer: The K computer, which was jointly developed by RIKEN and Fujitsu, is part of the High-Performance Computing Infrastructure (HPCI) initiative led by MEXT. It is a 10 petaflop-class supercomputer, and its availability for shared use began in September 2012.5 Teraflops:A trillion floating-point operations per second.
About Fujitsu Limited
Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Approximately 170,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.4 trillion yen (US$47 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013 For more information, please see www.fujitsu.com.
Source: Fujitsu Limited
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