It looks like Canon is moving forward with their “no-prototype” product development with the purchase of a Fujitsu FX1000 supercomputer. Canon will take delivery of the system in the first half of 2021.
I would imagine this will help lower development costs, as well as make the development of new products more efficient and most likely quicker.
TOKYO, Sept. 22, 2020 — Fujitsu Limited today announced that it has received an order for a new supercomputer system from Canon Inc.
The system consists of a Fujitsu Supercomputer PRIMEHPC FX1000 unit, which harnesses top-class technology from the world’s fastest supercomputer, Fugaku, which was jointly developed by RIKEN and Fujitsu. The new supercomputer will achieve an expected theoretical computational performance of 648.8 teraflops.
Upon completion, the supercomputer will play a key role in contributing to Canon’s initiative of “no-prototype” product development, delivering enhanced capabilities and scope of applicability of analysis in Canon’s product development process.
This system is planned to begin operations in the first half of 2021. Read the full press release