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From Dec. 1 in 2017, the Cybermedia Center, Osaka University will start the computing service by OCTOPUS, a hybrid-typed cluster system with 1.463 PFLOPS peak performance, composed of general CPU nodes, many-core nodes, GPU computing nodes, large-scale main memory nodes, and large-scale storage.
As a part of celebration events, we provide OCTOPUS computing services to the current users and the possible future users without imposing a service charge for the first four months from Dec. 1, 2017 until the end of March, 2018. If you are not satisfied with computing resources in your laboratory, you just want to use cutting-edge accelerators and brand-new processors, please try to use our new over-petascale universal supercomputing system named OCTOPUS. Of course, also in the case you have no experience of using any supercomputer systems, don't hesitate to try.
Please apply from the following application form if you have any concern and interest to OCTOPUS free trial.


System Configuration

Theoretical Computing Speed 1.463 PFLOPS
Compute Node General purpose CPU nodes
236 nodes (471.24 TFLOPS)
CPU : Intel Xeon Gold 6126 (Skylake / 2.6 GHz 12 cores) 2 CPUs
Memory : 192GB
GPU nodes
37 nodes (858.28 TFLOPS)
CPU : Intel Xeon Gold 6126 (Skylake / 2.6 GHz 12 cors) 2 CPUs
GPU : NVIDIA Tesla P100 (NV-Link) 4 units
Memory : 192GB
Xeon Phi nodes
44 nodes (117.14 TFLOPS)
CPU : Intel Xeon Phi 7210 (Knights Landing / 1.3 GHz 64 cores) 1 CPU
Memory : 192GB
Large-scale shared-memory nodes
2 nodes (16.38 TFLOPS)
CPU : Intel Xeon Platinum 8153 (Skylake / 2.0 GHz 16 cores) 8 CPUs
Memory : 6TB
Interconnect InfiniBand EDR (100 Gbps)
Stroage DDN EXAScaler (Lustre / 3.1 PB)


Applicant Guidelines

Application Period Nov. 6, 2017 – Mar. 31, 2018
usage period (TBC) Dec. 1, 2017 – Mar. 31, 2018
Application Qualification All of the people to satisfy Qualification and Rule for CMC Service
Resources All nodes of OCTOPUS

    - provisioned resource is shared among other system users, so jobs may have to wait until execution.
    - We will set a limit to elapse time and number of multiple operations for each jobs(TBD)


    - 1TB per 1 application.
Seating capacity None
How to apply Please apply from the following form.
Remarks - We will get in touch with you later about handling of account and data.
- Please take a few minutes to fill out our survey.


Application form

OCTOPUS Free Trial has ended.