Fujitsu has recently developed blockchain-based software in order to ensure secure data exchange networks. With the development of a proprietary data access control technology, Fujitsu wishes to promote interchanges of data accumulated by various organizations and companies. The software is based on Fujitsu Virtual Private Digital Exchange Technology that can apply blockchain to control access to distributed data. It also facilitates registrations of data attribute information and ID information based on where the data is stored. It also manages the access control policy to limit the users who can obtain the data.
Fujitsu has announced to launch a new version of Fujitsu Manufacturing Industry Solution Virtual Product and Process Simulator (VPS), a digital production preparation tool developed by Digital Process Ltd. It supports product assembly process studies with 3D models. In addition, VPS can integrate on-site production processes by rapidly updating assembly process information which keeps changing owing to the design modifications and on-site improvements.It’s a software package that supports the user in smoothly setting up mass production and uses 3D model data for products created with CAD to cover necessary tasks in preparing for production. These tasks include examining the product assembly process, reviewing the manufacturing line layouts, creating documents used in manufacturing, and validating control software for production equipment.
Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. has officially introduced a new cathode material for lithium iron phosphate rechargeable batteries. The material offers high voltage that could only be achieved by cobalt-based materials. Presently, the rare metal Cobalt is a component of cathodes in high capacity and high voltage lithium rechargeable batteries for electric vehicles (EVs) and home storage batteries. Since these devices are enjoying a huge demand, the cobalt is feared to become rare in the future. It may also cause a significant increase in the cost leading to the replacement of cobalt by cheap iron which is easily available; although iron is not suitable to offer the voltage as compared to that rendered by cobalt-based materials.
Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. has developed an automated analysis technology to identify the reason behind the performance degradation in virtual desktop systems. It’s the industry’s first technology that monitors packets on the network to analyse bottlenecks caused by storage without affecting system operations. Moreover, by combining this technology with its earlier developed virtual analysis technology, Fujitsu has developed an analysis technology to automatically detect bottleneck locations when the performance of the virtual desktop systems degrades.
Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. has developed a new technology that analyzes a program for partition and visualization of complex business applications. Usually, business applications, when added with new features or subject to maintenance, have their internal structures get complex. So, it’s a huge burden to modify applications in response to business changes. In order to carry out the participation of a business into each of its functional components, Fujitsu Laboratories has come up with a technology that analyses dependencies between programs and data so as to identify the boundary candidates. This helps in the partition of the program in a way that reduces the mutual dependency.
Fujitsu has recently launched its AI Solution Zinrai Deep Learning Software featuring world-class speed. It consists of a dedicated deep learning server incorporating the latest GPU from U.S.-based NVIDIA Corporation along with operationally tested storage and software. The sale of the system has already begun in Japan. Using this system, customers will be able to build a deep learning platform in an on-premise environment offering world-class speed. Besides, customers can also build a hybrid cloud environment incorporating the Fujitsu Cloud Service K5 Zinrai Platform Service Zinrai Deep Learning.
Fujitsu has announced the launch of Fujitsu Business Application Operational Data Management & Analytics Digital Agent for call centers. It’s a cloud service that uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) to automatically respond in a chat-based format to queries from the customers contacting the call centers. The sales will commence in Japan between June and September 2017. This digital agent uses Fujitsu’s advanced learning AI technologies to load the FAQs and responses to queries accumulated within a company. This helps in accurately understanding the input text of the query to find the correct answer. Moreover, the system automatically learns natural conversation from conversation records.
Kawasaki Geological Engineering Co. Ltd. and Fujitsu Limited have announced that Fujitsu’s AI engine is going to be leveraged to develop subsurface cavity survey technology. With the aim to detect underground cavities more accurately, the technology will be rolled out in summer 2017. Kawasaki Geological Engineering is using Fujitsu’s deep learning platform service to analyze and process the huge volume of radar images collected with underground radar probe equipment. This will increase the efficiency of search for underground cavities which earlier required expert technicians to make visual determinations.
Fujitsu has started the sales of cloud-based lending and leasing services from cloud lending solutions in Japan. Known as CL series and developed by US-based Cloud Lending Solutions, it will be deployed and operated as Software as a Service (SaaS) with the support and operations of Fujitsu technicians having expertise in financial systems. This is the first time for Japan to avail cloud lending solution services. Through these solutions, customers will now be able to set up SaaS-based systems in a quick and cost-effective manner for a suite of business processes related to lending and leasing businesses. Japan’s largest computing software company, ALT Corporation (Yayoj Co. Ltd., subsidiary) is going to be the first customer for these solutions.
Fujitsu has announced its high-speed forensic technology to identify the extent of damage targeted cyber attacks caused to an organization’s intranet. This technology developed by Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. will be made available in Japan from June 2017. It will accelerate the time to identify damage from several weeks to tens of minutes. The forensic technology will be offered as a function added to the Fujitsu Security Solution Global Managed Security Service, providing integrated lifecycle support to strengthen security resilience, risk mitigation and minimizing cyberattacks damages.
Fujitsu, the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company, and Mirantis, the managed open cloud company, have signed a strategic collaboration agreement. This is to help customers adopt open cloud infrastructure based on OpenStack and related open source technologies like Kubernetes. The two companies will integrate Mirantis Cloud Platform, and a unique build-operate-transfer open infrastructure delivery model with Fujitsu’ hardware, software, and support capabilities. With the agreement, Fujitsu would act as Mirantis’ strategic partner and introduce this methodology to the customers.
Fujitsu has begun the verification of IoT-based visualization system at Intel’s semiconductor factory in Malaysia. The new system can visually capture the operational status of its semiconductor production lines and environmental data like power and water usage. It integrates FUJITSU Business Application Intelligent Dashboard with Intel’s IoT Gateway and FUJITSU Cloud Service K5 IoT Platform. The collaboration between Fujitsu and Intel begun in May 2015 and as a part of the first phase, a field trial was launched to increase efficiency and improve visibility into the factory’s manufacturing process. Now with the second phase, Fujitsu is verifying the system in Intel’s factory by using IoT to render visibility regarding the overall status of the factory.
Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. had recently made an announcement regarding the development of a circuit technology. It would improve the energy efficiency of deep learning hardware by reducing the data bit width used in the process. Also, it won’t require changing network structures or training algorithms. In deep learning, massive calculations are involved based on training data. However, the upper limit to processing performance is governed by the electricity volume used by servers and other hardware that carry out the processing. Hence, increasing performance per watt has become a crucial issue. So, the latest circuit technology from Fujitsu aims to address this problem.
Fujitsu Limited and Oracle Corporation have announced the availability of Oracle Cloud Platform Services including Oracle Database Cloud Services. These services can now be availed from Oracle’s public cloud services environment namely Oracle Cloud, which is now going to be hosted in a Fujitsu datacenter in Japan, for the first time. The two organizations have a long history of collaboration regarding processors, servers, and software. And now with the alliance extended to the datacenter, Fujitsu will offer Oracle’s cloud services to Japan’s local customers. It started from March 2017 when a variety of Oracle Cloud Platform services were made available followed by the release of Fujitsu Cloud Services K5 DB.
Fujitsu Limited and Oracle have launched a new lineup of enterprise servers, Fujitsu SPARC M12, which is now globally available. The SPARC M12 features Fujitsu’s new SPARC64 XII processor and delivers world’s highest per CPU core performance in arithmetic processing. The new lineup also offers improvements over a wide range of database workloads including mission-critical systems on premises and big data processing in the cloud. The new servers are offered with two models namely- Fujitsu SPARC M12-2 server and Fujitsu SPARC M12-2S server. These integrate the vibrant SPARC technology ecosystem with Oracle’s SPARC systems thus leverage the unique security and scalability features of the Oracle Solaris operating system along with the versatility of Oracle VM Server for SPARC virtualization software.
Fujitsu has recently announced the availability of the AuthConductor Server, software that adds palm vein authentication functionality to business system environments-both on-premises and cloud services of customers in a variety of business categories. Its implementation would allow cohesive operation and management of palm vein authentication information as a result of which, customers would be able to integrate personal authentication among various processes of their systems. Moreover, the system facilitates an easy switch from the existing authentication using magnetic chip cards or IC chip cards. This, in turn, contributes to the promotion of contactless operation while using bank ATMs or making payments with credit cards.
Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. and Fujitsu Laboratories of America, Inc. have developed a new technology to estimate the transmission performance as well as improve the throughput of optical networks. Until now, it was difficult to determine the actual transmission performance of the optical fibers and communication devices. As a result, the networks are required to be operated under more restrictive conditions leading to lower network throughput than what the network is able to support. However, the new technology from Fujitsu learn the actual characteristics of the optical network and observes the bit error ratio (BER) of the communication paths already in operation, thereby estimating the supported transmission speed of the newly added paths.
Fujitsu has recently made an announcement regarding the addition of multilingual translation functionality to the Software LiveTalk, which is a tool for the hearing impaired. The Diversity Communication Tool has been made available in Japan from 8th March 2017 onwards. LiveTalk is a software that recognizes the speaker’s words, in situations like an office meeting or school lesson, and displays the spoken words in the form of text on multiple devices. This allows real-time communication for everyone including the people with hearing impairments.
Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. and Fujitsu Laboratories of America, Inc. have come up with a new technology. It simplifies designing, building, and operation of virtual network infrastructure across multiple clouds and corporate networks. The two companies have confirmed that the new software enables virtual network infrastructure to be built in one-tenth the time taken by conventional methods. Interestingly, the “virtual network infrastructure” can be easily built within an individual cloud/corporate location through software defined Networking (SDN) technology.
Fujitsu has announced that it has received an order from RIKEN, Japan’s largest research institution, for the development of “Deep Learning System”. In terms of operations, this is going to be one of the largest-scale supercomputers in Japan that would be dedicated to AI. The new system is scheduled to go online in April where it would be utilised as a platform for accelerating R&D in the field of Artificial Intelligence. Apart from a high-reliability and storage facility, the system will mainly comprise two server architectures including 24 NVIDIA DGX-1 servers and 32 PRIMERGY RX2530 M2 servers. In order to build one of Japan’s most advanced AI research systems, the company is leveraging its extensive knowledge regarding AI and computing.