SRI Taps Into Power of Fugaku Supercomputer

May 26, 2021

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (SRI) will be one of the first corporations to tap into the power of the Fugaku Supercomputer, which the company says "is capable of performing approximately 442 quadrillion calculations per second.

"Backed by the awesome power of the Fugaku Supercomputer, we are now working to further advance rubber materials simulation technology in order to accurately simulate not only molecular behavior, but also actual chemical changes," say SRI officials.

"Since we first unveiled our proprietary Advanced 4D Nano Design Tire Materials Development Technology in 2015, the Sumitomo Rubber Group has used this groundbreaking technology to push ahead with the development of new rubber materials with the aim of achieving simultaneous improvements in three key tire performance traits: fuel efficiency, grip and wear resistance.

"With the powerful Fugaku Supercomputer now at our disposal, we will bring further advancements to Advanced 4D Nano Design."