“In pursuit of Exascale computing Fujitsu is applying its proven technology and manufacturing expertise with key leadership partners like Intel to remove current technology limitations like I/O bottlenecks. With important engagements like EU Horizon 2020 for HPC research and for the benefit of enterprise organizations worldwide, Fujitsu and Intel plan to deploy Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors and breakthrough innovations like Intel® Optane™ DC persistent memory which will advance the capabilities of researchers and enable them to reach new heights, bring their ideas to fruition faster, and solve their biggest computing challenges. Fujitsu amongst strong partners1 underlines the capabilities as a go-to partner in advanced technology development” 

- Glenn Fitzgerald, chief technology officer, Product Business EMEIA

Product and Performance Information


Partners in the NEXTGenIO project are:

  • Arctur: Expertise in industrial workloads contributed by this HPC computer center specializing in supporting small and medium enterprises
  • ARM/Allinea: Developer of leading-edge profiling tools which include information on I/O and NVRAM performance
  • Barcelona Supercomputing Center: Develops optimized file system and object store middleware for the NEXTGenIO system and contributes machine-learning workloads
  • EPCC at the University of Edinburgh: Develops system software for data-ware scheduling, contributes simulation applications and works on application characterization
  • European Centre For Medium-Range Weather Forecasts: Develops a workload generation tool and contributes the complex medium-range weather prediction workflow
  • Fujitsu: Provides hardware-related HPC expertise, leveraging a development team and production facilities in Augsburg, Germany
  • Intel: Provides NVRAM and system technology, leads workload characterization and benchmarking
  • Technical University of Dresden: Develops leading tools that provide unprecedented detail regarding I/O and NVRAM behavior