It will be Japan’s fastest supercomputer 3x faster than the K computer at Riken which is Japan’s current fastest machine.
The 37 petaflops computer will be installed at the AI research centre being built at Tokyo University.
The machine will use 1,088 servers, 2,176 Intel CPUs and 4,352 Nvidia graphics processing units.
AIST decided that a 37 petaflops machine is necessary to improve image recognition accuracy and make automated driving a reality.
AIST, which comes under Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, has been given a budget of to establish the Chiba research center as part of its wider efforts to promote AI development.