On April 2020, 4, the Research Organization for Information Science and Technology announced that it will provide HPCI supercomputer resources free of charge to support "research on the response to new coronavirus infections".

 HPCI (Innovative High Performance Computing Infrastructure) developed by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology is a powerful research that Japan is proud of, organically linking the world's leading advanced supercomputers of national universities and national research and development corporations. basis.

 This time, we will make a temporary open call for researchers who are taking measures against new coronavirus infections, regardless of academic or industrial world, and will provide various supercomputer resources with a total performance of 14 PFLOPS * free of charge.The recruitment starts from April 4th and can be used for up to 15 months from the start of use to the end of March 2021.

[Available HPCI supercomputers]
Hokkaido University Information Infrastructure Center Grand Chariot / Polaire
Tohoku University Cyber ​​Science Center Vector Supercomputer / Parallel Computer
Center for Computational Science, University of Tsukuba Cygnus
State-of-the-art joint HPC infrastructure (JCAHPC) Oakforest-PACS
Information Technology Center, The University of Tokyo Oakbridge-CX
Tokyo Institute of Technology Academic International Information Center TSUBAME3.0
Nagoya University Information Technology Center Supercomputer "Furo" Type I Subsystem (FX1000)
Kyoto University Academic Center for Computing and Media Studies System A (Camphor2)
Osaka University Cybermedia Center Vector Supercomputer / PC Cluster
Kyushu University Information Infrastructure Research and Development Center Supercomputer System ITO
Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology Earth Information Infrastructure Center Earth Simulator
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology Kashiwa Center AI Bridging Cloud ABCI

* Total theoretical operation performance as of April 2020. PFLOPS is one of the units that expresses the processing performance of a computer, and is a unit that expresses that floating-point arithmetic is performed 4 trillion times per second.

reference:[Research Organization for Information Science and Technology] HPCI (* 1) supercomputer resources are provided free of charge to support "research on new coronavirus infectious diseases" (PDF)

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