IT and communication technology developing company Fujitsu launches its new high-performance computing (HPC) center in Bengaluru, India, to boost artificial intelligence innovations.
The newly established center named Fujitsu Research of India Private Limited (FRIPL) was launched as a part of the company’s global innovation strategy.
FRIPL is the newest addition to Fujitsu’s global R&D network, and it will focus on AI and machine learning technologies and quantum software research and development.
According to the plan, FRIPL will initially collaborate with the Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad and the Indian Institute of Science to bring innovations in edge artificial intelligence technologies. Moreover, Fujitsu India plans to hire about 50 researchers to expand their research fields into security and other areas by 2024.
General Manager of Fujitsu Technology Solutions, Naoya Tamura, said, “We are witnessing strong demand for HPC in India. We will open the Fujitsu HPC Competency Center in Bangalore, the first such by a technology vendor in India and our fifth such center globally.”
He further added that applications such as improved drug discovery, seismic engineering for oil exploration, automobile design, and industrial manufacturing are driving demand.
AI technology will be developed in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad to discover causal relationships with greater accuracy, while a different artificial intelligence technology will be developed with the Indian Institute of Science to automatically generate AI through autonomous training in response to various environmental changes.
Recently, Fujitsu also announced the launch of its new offering named Fujitsu Computing as a Service (CaaS) in Japan.
“Innovation has a growing role in solving societal and environmental challenges. Strengthening our presence in India will allow us to tap into the enormous potential offered by world-class researchers with local institutions and universities that drive global software technology development,” said Chief Technology Officer of Fujitsu, Vivek Mahajan.
He also mentioned that they are looking forward to performing more dynamic and challenging cooperative research to provide humanity with a more sustainable future.