FUJITSU: Creator of a Super Computer
Fuji Electric Co., Ltd. founded in 1923. This was a company created by Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. and Siemens AG of Germany. The current president is Masami Yamamoto. Currently they also have 170,000 employees worldwide with revenue figures as of March 2013 in the 4,381.7 billion yen. That is almost 43 billion in US dollars. Their stock is currently available under the code 6702 on the Tokyo, Nagoya and London stock exchange. They are the fourth largest IT provider worldwide and number one in Japan. They hold around 97,000 patents and were named one of the “Worlds Most Admired Companies” in 2013 by Fortune. They began with communication technology products and over the years their empire has grown. Now Fujitsu has business segments in:
- System Products
- Network Products
- Infrastructure Services
- PCs/Mobile Phones
- Electronic Components
- And more
The Fujitsu brand platform stands behind their corporate philosophy, brand positioning, brand attributes and their brand promise. They will be around for years to come and will continue to be a brand that people trust.
One of their most recent product achievements includes the K computer which was the world’s fastest supercomputer in 2011. In September of 2011 it was the first computer to top 10 petaflops. Petaflop is a term used to measure the speed of a computer which in this case is a thousand trillion operations per second. This computer is based off a Linux kernel operating system. It has an internal water cooling system. This cooling system is designed to reduce failure ratings and power consumption. It contains over 640,000 cores, which are made up of complementary metal oxide semiconductors also known as CMOS. CMOS technology offers low static power consumption and high noise immunity, which is helpful because if offers several types of communication frequencies. Each of its 96 computing nodes has a single processor and 16 GB of memory. The K computer offers a six dimensional Tofu torus interconnect system which allows for the nodes to be set up in a mesh life array. This allows for faster connection speed and overall better reliability. It is currently it is the world’s 4th fastest super computer. The energy consumption to run one of these units is 9.89 MW, which is the equivalence of 10,000 suburban homes. The annual running cost of one of these machines is estimated to be at $10 million US dollars.
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