Japan’s Latest Supercomputer Is Dedicated To The Nuclear Fusion

A Japan will be launching a Cray XC50 that will be the worlds most powerful supercomputer in the field of nuclear fusion. Japans latest supercomputer dedicated to nuclear fusion. And this supercomputer installed at the National Institutes. Likewise, it is for Quantum and Radiological Science (QST) and used for local atomic fusion science. Similarly, it helps to support the ITER, a massive multinational fusion project.

The National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology has also picked out the computer for its research. Likewise, this supercomputer used at the Rokkasho Fusion Institute. The supercomputer is one of the Institute centers for nuclear research. It is also applying for atomic fusion science experiments. Thousands of researchers from Japan and other countries use the system for the plasma physics and fusion energy calculations. For the arrival of a new supercomputer, Japan has shut down its previous older system called Helos. It was the 15th most powerful supercomputer in 2012.

Supercomputer runs on the Cray XC50 system

This supercomputer name fixed later. It’s not even the best Cray XC50 system in the world. According to November rankings, Switzerland has the third most powerful supercomputer. It runs on the Cray XC50 system. This supercomputer has more than four petaflops of peak performance. That is double the capacity of the Helos supercomputer. Japans latest supercomputer is very much convincing. Cray is not revealing about its hardware other than the fact that it will operate by the Skylake Xeon CPUs. This new system will have over a thousand dual-socket nodes.

Mamoru Nakano president of Cray Japan told that they were looking forward to delivering a supercomputer for QST. Likewise, they are discovering opportunities for fusion power as a reliable energy resource. It will also allow researchers to speed time to discovery. Fusion energy is still a way off.

ITERs first plasma reactor not scheduled to start until 2035 and will cost millions of dollars. But, opponents think that the investment is more than worth it.  Nuclear fusion could supply the world energy demand for more than 1000 years. As a result, it can even save the world from the potential hazards of global warming, similarly, from fossil fuels or the radioactive dangers associated with nuclear fusion.

The Cray system provides the performance as well as scale necessary. That support researcher is running complex plasma calculations as part of the ITER project. So, when the fusion energy realized, the latest QST machine will have long gone. Likewise, the first production reactors designed with the help of exascale supercomputers. It will be able to simulate the entire plasma contents of a fusion reactor.


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