Joint Usage/Research Center for Interdisciplinary Large-scale Information Infrastructures Call for Proposal of Joint Research Projects
Joint Usage/Research Center for Interdisciplinary Large-scale Information Infrastructures
The “Joint Usage/Research Center for Interdisciplinary Large-scale Information Infrastructures” (JHPCN) is made up of the eight centers equipped with supercomputers: Hokkaido University, Tohoku University, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Nagoya University, Kyoto University, Osaka University, and Kyushu University. This is a “network-type” joint usage/research center, and its core institution is the Information Technology Center of the University of Tokyo. After the JHPCN was certified by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in April 2010, it has commenced full-scale operation.
The purpose of this network-type center structure is to contribute to the further advancement and continuing development of Japan’s academic and research infrastructure, utilizing information infrastructure such as ultra-powerful computers, ultra-high-capacity storage, and ultra-high-capacity data networks for a broad range of information processing in different fields. The facility also conducts interdisciplinary joint use and research on the global environment, energy, substances and materials, genomic information, web data, academic information, time-series data from sensor networks, video data, program analysis, and other so-called “grand challenges” that have been very difficult to solve or even understand up to now in the general field of information processing. This network-type center structure is equipped with many top researchers in the above fields, so joint research with these researchers promises to produce significant developments in various areas of research.
For more details, see the JHPCN website.
Note that for any research projects for which JHPCN computer resources will be used it is necessary to submit an application for service sign-up after selection. For details on applications for service sign-up, please refer to the Interdisciplinary Large-Scale Computer System (High Performance Inter-cloud) at Hokkaido University Information Infrastructure Center’s website.