HPCI, the innovative High-Performance Computing Infrastructure, is a world top class supercomputing infrastructure built by the Japanese government. In the HPCI, the flagship system, Fugaku, and the systems of major universities and national laboratories throughout Japan are connected via a high-speed network.
This website introduces activities of the HPCI including the supercomputer Fugaku, and research achievements by awarded projects.
HPCI, Your Gateway to HPC
HPCI is open to the world. Applications from all researchers are welcome, from academia to industry*1. This site also outlines public call for projects which can access the HPCI supercomputing resources including the supercomputer Fugaku.
*1 PI from industry needs to belong to a private company registered in Japan.
Open calls to access Fugaku
How to Access World Fastest Supercomputer Fugaku
Why not try using the world’s fastest supercomputer? We will explain open calls for using Fugaku, including an ongoing call of Fugaku Preliminary Use Program.
Innovative HPC Research Infrastructure
Introduction to HPCI
This video clip introduces the outlines of the supercomputing resources of HPCI and HPCI’s research achievements.
2021/2/16 Overview of the Awarding Results of FY 2021 Call for Proposals of Research Projects using the HPCI System
2020/9/28 Preliminary Use Program of the Supercomputer Fugaku
Selection Results for Pilot Study Projects Announced, and Call for Startup Preparation Projects Opening on October 1
2020/8/25 Call for project using HPCI including Fugaku in FY 2021
The call for Period-A of FY 2021 has closed. The same call will be open in March 2021, so please check it out for reference.
HPCI is the world top class supercomputing environment as leading edge research infrastructure developed by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT).
It connects the Fugaku located at RIKEN and the supercomputers at national universities and national research institutes (see the map below) with high-speed networks to provide an innovative shared computing environment that responds to users’ diverse needs.
For more information, please refer to the HPCI portal site.
A supercomputer being developed by RIKEN as the successor to the K computer. In June 2020, Fugaku has taken first place on four supercomputer performance ranking and has the best performance in the world. Full-scale operation is scheduled to start in fiscal 2021.
For more information, please refer to the RIKEN Center for Computational Sciences website.
Research Organization for Information Science and Technology (RIST) is a general incorporated foundation which has been carrying out usage promotion services of the Japanese flagship computers (first the K computer, then the successor supercomputer Fugaku since 2020), commissioned by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), since 2014. Our scope includes project selection, user support, and help spreading research results of projects. In addition, since 2017, RIST has also taken a role as the operation office of the innovative High-Performance Computing Infrastructure (HPCI). Within a framework of HPCI, we are in charge of managing computational resources and promoting usage.
For more details, please refer to the HPCI Portal Site banner below.