SX-ACE system is now available until Feb 28, 2021

In July 2020, we have announced that the SX-ACE system would be shut down for the replacement with our new supercomputing system on Nov 30 . After the bid opening on Oct. 22, we have investigated and arranged the replacement schedule of SX-ACE system with the new supercomputing system, so that SX-ACE system is now available until Feb. 28, 2021.
Importantly, keep in mind that SX-ACE service is partly changed as follows after Nov. 30, 2020, due to the replacement work and the contract of SX-ACE system. (Take note that OCTOPUS service is not changed.)

  • Technical support is NOT available.
  • You can NOT "application resource request" and "first application for system use". In case that you use up node-hour of computing resources and storage resources from Dec. 1 to Feb. 28, you cannot add any computing/storage resource. So, we recommend you to add any resource in advance before Nov. 30, 2020.
  • You can use shared-use node hour, dedicated-use node, disk(home, ext) which you are currently using, by Feb 28, 2021.
  • The additional payment is not necessary for the use of dedicated-use node and disk from Dec.1 to Feb.28.

New supercomputing system will be starting from May 1, 2021. We will announce later about data copy from SX-ACE to new supercomputing system.

Posted : November 05,2020