SC20 Proceedings

The International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis

Co-Design for A64FX Manycore Processor and "Fugaku"

Authors: Mitsuhisa Sato, Yutaka Ishikawa, Hirofumi Tomita, Yuetsu Kodama, Tetsuya Odajima, Miwako Tsuji, and Hisashi Yashiro (RIKEN Center for Computational Science (R-CCS)) and Masaki Aoki, Naoyuki Shida, Ikuo Miyoshi, Kouichi Hirai, Atsushi Furuya, Akira Asato, Kuniki Morita, and Toshiyuki Shimizu (Fujitsu Ltd)

Abstract: We have been carrying out the FLAGSHIP 2020 Project to develop the Japanese next-generation flagship supercomputer, the Post-K, recently named Fugaku. We have designed an original manycore processor based on Armv8 instruction sets with the Scalable Vector Extension (SVE), an A64FX processor, as well as a system including interconnect and a storage subsystem with the industry partner, Fujitsu. The co-design of the system and applications is a key to making it power-efficient and high-performance. We determined many architectural parameters by reflecting an analysis of a set of target applications provided by applications teams. In this paper, we present the pragmatic practice of our co-design effort for Fugaku. As a result, the system has been proven to be a very power-efficient system, and it is confirmed that the performance of some target applications using the whole system is more than 100 times the performance of the K computer.

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