Xilinx, Inc., a provider of adaptive computing, announced that the company is supplying its UltraScale+ technology to Fujitsu Limited for its O-RAN 5G radio units (O-RUs). Fujitsu O-RUs using Xilinx technology will be offered in the first O-RAN-compliant 5G greenfield networks in the U.S. Fujitsu is also evaluating Xilinx RFSoC technology to further reduce cost…
Fujitsu, the Japanese communication and information technology giant, recently teamed up with Cray to empower the exascale era with high-performance technologies. Cray is known for its prowess in supercomputers all over the globe. It is now developing one of the first commercial supercomputers that will be powered by Fujitsu A64FX Arm-based processor. This processor is…
Fujitsu has recently announced that the Japanese Bankers Association (JBA) is going to adapt the former’s cloud service-based Blockchain platform. It would be made available over Fujitsu Cloud Service K5. Starting from October 2017, JBA is planning to offer this Collaborative Blockchain Platform as a testbed environment to its member banks and other institutions. The platform is going to be rendered for applications employing blockchain technology like settlement and funds transfer services, and identity and time-of-transaction authentication. The association will also support the practical implementation of these applications.
Fujitsu has announced that the University of Tokyo is going to use heart simulator viewers equipped with stereoscopic displays compatible with virtual reality technology. The heart viewer utilizes the output data from a heart simulator. This simulator has been developed jointly by Fujitsu and University of Tokyo by utilizing the K computer as well as a computer cluster. In the lecture, students will be able to observe a phenomenon whereby electric simulation from pacemaker cells spread throughout the heart. The stereoscopic, 360-degree view utilizing VR, allowing them to comprehend how electrocardiograms are created through this process.
Fujitsu Limited and Fujitsu Client Computing Limited have officially released two new enterprise workstations. The lineup features Windows 10 Creators Update, which is the latest version of the Windows 10 operating system. The newly added devices in the lineup include mid-range model named CELSIUS M770 and CELSIUS R970 “2-Way” high-performance workstation. The roll out will take place in stages from late December in Japan. In addition, Fujitsu will also offer other versions of the aforementioned models equipped with Windows 7 Professional. By expanding the product line performance, the Fujitsu Group is aiming to support customers’ work efficiency and ensure improvement across a variety of industries.
The Japan Marine Recreation Association (JMRA) and Fujitsu Limited have announced to deploy a cloud-based emergency position reporting system. This system is aimed to be utilized for JMRA’s pleasure boat rescue service, the Boat Assistance Network (BAN). The service will begin in the fall of 2017. BAN is a rescue service operated by JMRA to offer 24/7 support to pleasure rescue boat owners who run into minor troubles. However, it’s often a challenge to track the confirmed location of the crafts that are in trouble. Owing to the lack of reference points on the sea and the tidal waves carrying everything away, it’s difficult for those requesting help to convey their exact position.
Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd has announced that it is going to expand its Creative Digital Space User-Interface (UI) technology. Developed in 2015, it turns entire rooms into digital spaces and smooths co-creation activities across multiple platforms. With the widespread smart devices and advancement in cloud and communication technologies, it has become easy to share issues arising in manufacturing sites and other settings through device screens, even between remote locations. However, this is still limited to text and image data and holding discussions with a large number of people to share data is a difficult task.
Fujitsu Limited, Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd., and the Fujitsu Social Mathematics Division of the Institute of Mathematics for Industry at Kyushu University have together developed an AI-based matching technology that uses game theory to automatically calculate an optimal matching of children to daycare centers. The complexity of daycare admissions screening poses many difficulties. There are complex requirements into the admission rules, such as some parents prioritize siblings going to the same daycare center while some don’t mind if siblings attend separate daycare centers but pull out if only one child gets a place. Either there are multiple matching patterns satisfying all rules or each matching pattern violating some rules.
Fujitsu Limited and Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. have announced the development of sensor data analysis technology. It can aggregate vibration data with sensors attached to the surface of a bridge, and then estimate the degree of the bridge’s internal damage by applying “Fujitsu Human Centric AI Zinrai Technology”. The technology has been validated by using data obtained from verification tests of fatigue degradation of bridges carried out by the Research Association for Infrastructure Monitoring System (RAIMS). It’s a mutual aid organization that carries out joint research into technologies used in industrial activities.
Fujitsu has released 30 new enterprise PC models across 15 product series equipped with the Windows 10 Creators Update, which is the latest version of the operating system. The new models will be rolled out from mid-August in Japan. In its Fujitsu Desktop ESPRIMO family of desktop PCs, Fujitsu is rolling out 5 models including the ESPRIMO K557/R enclosed in a new case design with a built-in liquid crystal display. Talking about the CESIUS family of workstations, the company has introduced 6 models, incljuding CELSIUS W570- a compact mini-tower entry-level model.
Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. has introduced a technology that speeds up transaction processing for Hyperledger Fabric, one of the Hyperledger blockchain frameworks hosted by the Linux Foundation. In a trial where this technology was implemented in Hyperledger Fabric v0.6.1, it increased the performance by approximately 2.7 times as compared to the earlier method. With blockchain, groups of nodes based on the number of participants form a network and work together to perform a series of processes from executing transactions to validating the legitimacy of transactions. For this reason, the number of transactions that can be executed per unit of time is limited by communication bottlenecks through the network, as compared to previous centralized systems.
Fujitsu Limited and Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. collectively introduced a gallium-nitride (GaN) high-electron mobility transistor (HEMT) power amplifier for use in W-band (75-110 GHz) transmissions. The newly developed power amplifier will be used in W-band transmissions offering both high output and high efficiency. It will also deliver an improved transistor performance through the reduction of electrical current leakage and internal GaN-HEMT resistance. Fujitsu has achieved 4.5 watts per millimeter of gate width which is the world’s highest output density in the W-band. It has also confirmed a 26% reduction in the energy consumption as compared to the conventional technology.
Fujitsu has demonstrated its ability to link the in-house cyber threat intelligence (CTI) utilization system with the US Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) system for sharing CTI provided through Automated Indicator Sharing (AIS) program. The latter rapidly shares threat indicators between government and private companies. By integrating these systems, Fujitsu will be able to analyse the CTI it has developed as well as the one from AIS. As a result, in case of cyberattacks, threat indicators about attacks with the same or similar elements along with intelligence about countermeasures can be supplied from AIS and used to respond.
Fujitsu Limited has developed a new AI-based algorithm that will help in estimating ongoing heat stress in workers such as security guards. The platform has been named as Human Centric AI Zinrai. Through this technology, Fujitsu aims to enhance solutions deployed on its digital business platform that use IoT to support on-site safety management. The new algorithm will be made available from July end while the implementing solutions will start from June through September. The algorithm will be incorporated in a field trial with security guards at the Kawasaki Plant. Fujitsu’s new algorithm aims to enhance the safety of outdoor workers in extreme environments.
Fujitsu has launched the latest version of its 3D CAD software for industrial machinery design labeled as iCAD SX V7L6. It incorporates a proprietary 3D CAD engine which is the world’s fastest and can process 1 million components in 0.2 seconds. It has become important for the machinery and equipment industry to improve development facilities and design quality so as to reduce design man-hours. Even though the design department can avail efficiency through 3D designs, the manufacturing departments still need multiple 2D blueprints implying that the reduced man-hours have not been realized across the whole design process.
Fujitsu and SUSE have announced the launch of a new premium Linux support service named as “SUSE Business Critical Linux” which is to be offered exclusively by Fujitsu over the next 1 year. The company has selected SUSE as its preferred partner for this service which is going to be offered on the basis of their strategic alliance concerning open-source product development and support, announced in November 2016. With the increasing adoption of Linux operating systems by enterprise worldwide, the demand for higher-level support services is also rising, particularly in mission-critical areas where applications like in-memory databases are running on Linux platforms. SUSE Business Critical Linux” will be offered jointly by the two organizations to address customers’ evolving needs with a highly reliable, 24/7 support framework. It significantly extends current support periods, from 5 years to up to 8 years per SUSE service pack.
Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. has announced to develop a virtual machine (VM) control technology in order to improve the server rack mounting density for each datacenter rack. As of now, the number of servers mounted to a rack in data centers is limited by the total rated electrical power of the servers, which is supposed to be less than the power supply of the rack. However, often the server load is low at approximately 10%-50% and the power usage of each rack proportional to the load is low as compared to the rated power. This leads to a lower server mounting density of the racks. So, with an aim to increase the server mounting density in data centers, Fujitsu’s new technology is going to enable efficient server placement by setting up a partition made up of backup servers in the datacenter.
Fujitsu has announced the development of an AI-based technology that will retrieve similar disease cases from a computed tomography (CT) database of previously taken images. It has been developed with joint efforts of Fujitsu Laboratories and Fujitsu R&D Center Co. Ltd. It will work by retrieving similar cases of abnormal shadows expanding in a 3-dimensional manner. There are existing technologies used by doctors to specify an area of focus in a certain slice image and retrieve other patients with similar slice images. Such techniques have proved to be beneficial when the abnormal shadows are concentrated at one place, like an early-stage lung cancer.
Fujitsu Limited and Fujitsu Taiwan Limited have announced their plan to build a new supercomputer system for Taiwan’s National Center for High-Performance Computing, National Applied Research Laboratories (NCHC). It will have the highest performance in Taiwan when the operations commence from May 2018. The new system will serve as the core platform for research and development in Taiwan so as to foster the development and growth of the country’s overall industries and economy. Interestingly, NCHC is Taiwan’s only national-level supercomputer center which is used by more than 1,000 users including research institutions, private companies, and foreign researchers.
Fujitsu has recently revealed that it has received an order for a new top-class Supercomputer System from the Research Institute for Information Technology at Kyushu University. The company will ramp up the operations commencing in October 2017. The Supercomputer system is going to consist of more than 2,000 servers including the Fujitsu Server PRIMERGY CX400 which is the next-generation model of Fujitsu’s x86 server. The system is expected to offer the top-class performance of about 10 petaflops. Besides, this will be Japan’s first supercomputer equipped with a large-scale private cloud environment constructed on a front-end subsystem, linked with a computational server of a back-end subsystem through a high-speed file system.