In the world of computing, does it exist yet? limits that cannot be broken. In addition to increasingly powerful mobile devices and computers, the supercomputers it also evolves at a fast pace.
Tasked with extremely heavy tasks, supercomputers are created and used to process monumental amounts of data, sometimes spread across the planet. So, if building a supercomputer already seems like quite a task, imagine winning the title of world's fastest supercomputer!
That the Fugaku, a supercomputer located in Japan that 100 times (!) Faster that the former leader of the table the Summit (or OLCF-4), developed by IBM and located at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (United States). More precisely, Fugaku has reached the 415.5 petaflops (quadrilateral calculations per second).
But why are we talking about Fugaku? Because, in addition to being the fastest new supercomputer in the world, it is equipped with processors ARM, as informed by the The Verge:
A Japanese supercomputer ranks first in the biannual Top500 supercomputer speed ranking. Fugaku, co-developed by Riken and Fujitsu, uses Fujitsu's 48-core SoC A64FX. The first time that a computer based on ARM processors is at the top of the list.
The point, however, is that this news came in handy for Apple, since the company announced yesterday (6/22), during the opening keynote of WWDC20, which will start its migration of the chips from the Intel for their own processors (Apple Silicon) still this year.
It remains for us to wait to know how much more efficient the chips from Ma will be compared to those from Intel. Still, the prospects are positive, otherwise Apple would hardly carry out such a plan.
Back in Fugaku, it is expected to go into operation (officially) in 2021. So far, it has been used experimentally for research aimed at the new Coronavirus (COVID-19), including diagnostics, virus propagation simulation and efficiency of exhibition alert apps.