World’s Fastest Supercomputer Runs SingularityPRO

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Aug 27, 2020 | News

RIKEN’s Fugaku Utilizes Sylabs’ SingularityPRO

[Tokyo, Japan, 28th August 2020] — Sylabs is proud to announce that the world’s fastest supercomputer, RIKEN’s Fugaku, has selected SingularityPRO, from Sylabs. SingularityPRO offers the team at RIKEN the widest range of supported scenarios for their researchers to secure applications via Singularity Image File (SIF) containers. The RIKEN team chose SingularityPRO due to its superior compatibility, wide industry acceptance and security capabilities.

Fugaku, a supercomputer jointly developed by RIKEN and Fujitsu, was ranked No. 1 in the 55th TOP500 list of the world’s supercomputers. The supercomputer Fugaku has more than 150,000 high-performance CPUs A64FX developed by Fujitsu based on the ARM instruction set. Last year Sylabs developed a version of SingularityPRO to support Fugaku and the Fujitsu A64FX.

“We are honored to be a part of RIKEN’s next-generation supercomputer and this opportunity to contribute to their goal of solving high-priority social and scientific challenges. We know that great advancements to the betterment of all will come from Fugaku and it is exciting to be a part of it.” said Jason Tuschen, CEO of Sylabs.

“Fugaku was developed for achieving high performance on a broad base of modern applications of great public interest, not just limited to traditional simulation but also big data and AI. By using SingularityPRO, we will be able to facilitate Fugaku to be a secure, reproducible and portable high-performance computing environment for a wide spectrum of users spanning academia to industry.” said Satoshi Matsuoka, the Director of RIKEN Center for Computational Science (R-CCS).

“The selection of SingularityPRO to be deployed on Fugaku demonstrates Sylabs commitment to the Japanese market which demands quality and superior support. We will be delivering on our commitments with the assistance of our partner Pacific Teck Japan G.K. We look forward to a long strategic relationship with all parties involved in this project” said Stuart Folo, VP Asia Pacific Sylabs and RStor Inc.

“We are seeing an increase in the popularity of the ARM architecture in the supercomputer industry. Pacific Teck is pleased to be supporting SingularityPRO on the RIKEN Fugaku system allowing researchers easily execute containerized applications on the ARM architecture.” said Howard Weiss, Managing Director of Pacific Teck Japan G.K. (www.pacificteck.com).

As the ARM-powered Fugaku supercomputer continues to contribute solutions to myriads of problems, the Sylabs’ team is proud to say that their technology is an integral part of the system. The Sylabs team is excited to continue their relationship with the RIKEN team and look forward to contributing further throughout the HPC world.

About Sylabs Sylabs is changing how people use containers. It was founded with the mission to provide high performance computing container solutions and services that take enterprise and HPC commercial markets to the next level. The company is headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area and is backed by RSTOR, a multicloud provider that enables organizations to compute, connect, and operate above the cloud.

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