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Best Design Award: Ms. Yoko Miyamoto

Why don't you draw your design on the canvas on our supercomputer system ?

Cybermedia Center Osaka University will start the computing service of OCTOPUS (Osaka university Cybermedia cenTer Over-Petascale Universal Supercomputer) from Dec. 2017. The supercomputer system is expected to be utilized by researchers and engineers in academia and industry.
As one of celebration events, we publicly call for the rack design of OCTOPUS to be "the face of OCTOPUS system".
The adopted rack designed will be put into the series of computing racks (1940mm x 3500mm) on the IT core building, our data center facility. Also, it will be widely used for the advertisement of the system through our project web page, advertisement materials and so on.


Sep. 20, 2017 submission of rack design must be completed.

Prize (award)

Best Design Award Laptop PC, Certification of the award.

What we call for.

"OCTOPUS" rack design that can be associable with the following keywords.
"Beloved From Everybody"
"Cutting-edge Scientific Research"


"OCTOPUS" Computing racks.
The awarded design is put onto the white region.

"OCTOPUS" Computing racks.
2D diagram

"OCTOPUS" Computing racks.
Image of computing racks whether the design is put


What to be submitted.

Your rack design

    not lawer than 200dpi resolution
    1940 x 3500 (aspect should be kept)
    JPEG format

Concept explanation sheet

    Please describe your concept behind your rack design


How to submit

Please e-mail your submission to the following address.


available to everybody

Participation fee



Review board which members of Cybermedia Center and NEC joins.

Notification of result

Around the end of September is scheduled.
Notification are sent to participants.
Also, notification will be planned on our contest web page.


Proprietary right of submitted designs and copyright of awarded design is vested to Cybermedia Center Osaka University.


Cybermedia Center Osaka University


    Biogrid Center Kansai NPO, NEC

Submission and Inquiry

Submission and Inquiry
5-1 Mihogaoka, Ibaraki, Osaka 567-0047, Japan

    Osaka University Cybermedia Center
    Information and Communications Technology Services Infrastructure Division