Fujitsu Upgrades RIKEN’s AI Research Computer “RAIDEN;” Reaches Top Tier of Processing Performance in Japan
Supporting ground-breaking AI research with a total theoretical computational performance of 54 petaflops, up from initial four petaflops
April 20, 2018
Fujitsu has significantly boosted the performance of RAIDEN (Riken AIp Deep learning ENvironment), a computer system for artificial intelligence research it had originally deployed in 2017 to the RIKEN Center for Advanced Intelligence Project (AIP Center), the AI research arm of RIKEN. The system upgrade by Fujitsu was based on an order received from RIKEN, and now RIKEN AIP Center is putting it into operation from April 2018.
The upgraded RAIDEN has increased its performance by a considerable margin, moving from an initial total theoretical computational performance of four petaflops, to 54 petaflops, placing it in the top tier of Japan’s systems. In having built this system, Fujitsu demonstrates its commitment to support cutting-edge AI research in Japan.