Tokyo, February 27, 2023

Fujitsu provides supercomputer system to the Japan Meteorological Agency for forecasting of linear rainbands and torrential rains : Fujitsu Global

Fujitsu provides a supercomputing system to the Japan Meteorological Agency

Fujitsu has announced that it has provided the Japan Meteorological Agency (hereinafter referred to as JMA) with a new supercomputing system for use in the linear prediction of rainbands. The new supercomputing system can predict the occurrence of linear rainbands that can lead to heavy rainfall, resulting in disasters such as landslides and floods. JMA will commence operations with the new system on March 1, 2023.

The system is based on the hardware component ‘FUJITSU Supercomputer PRIMEHPC FX1000,’ which features the same A64FX CPU as the ‘Fugaku’ supercomputer jointly developed by RIKEN and Fujitsu. Achieving a theoretical performance of approximately 31.1 PFLOPS, the new system will help JMA significantly improve the accuracy of its prediction of linear rainbands.

With the new system, Fujitsu will support JMA in its efforts to provide more accurate and faster forecasts, enhancing preparedness for heavy rainfall and enabling earlier warnings in the event of disasters.