Our large-scale computer systems including vector-typed and scaler-typed computational resources are available for project use in accordance with the purposes of JHPCN and HPCI. To promote research projects which realize excellent science utilizing our supercomputer systems, we call for proposals of research projects using our computational resources. Calls for the research projects, eligibility, and the procedures are described below.
Please see this about projects that have been accepted.

Accepted projects

Exploratory Research Project for Young or Women Scientists

Project representatives Project
Takuya Harada (Graduate School of Informatics, Kansai University) Synthesizing Individual Data with Positional Information for All Households in Japan *

* the project gets the acceptance of JHPCN exploratory research project

Full Utilizing Large Scale High Performance Computing Project

Project representatives Project
Katsumi Hagita (National Defense Academy) HPC Study of Rapid Auto-Turning of Distributed Deep Learning Model Structure for Supervised Image Classification of Morphologies of Nanoparticles in Rubber Materials


The reporting meeting for the research proposal-based use (FY 2017-2018)

reporting meeting

Call for research project proposals that require our supercomputer system (FY 2017-2018)

1. Overview and Eligibility

The Cybermedia Center wants proposals from two categories: (1) Exploratory Research Project for Young scientists and Female Scientists; (2) Large-Scale High-Performance Computing Project. Details of eligibility are described below. Only the applicants who have applied to either JHPCN(except for a JHPCN exploratory research project) or HPCI are permitted to submit to the FY 2017 research proposal-based use, in the case that the applicants have used our HPC systems through FY2016 research proposal-based use.

(1) Exploratory Research Project for Young Scientists and Female Scientists

    * The principle investigator of the project proposals should be a researcher age 42 years old or younger as of April 2017, or a female researcher.
    * The applicant must agree to the following conditions. If an applicant's proposal for a research project meets the conditions of JHPCN and if their proposal is accepted for a JHPCN exploratory research project, the proposal may be also accepted as a JHPCN Exploratory Research Project.

(2) Large-Scale High-Performance Computing Projects

    Proposals must include a plan for enhancing the degree of parallelism of a highly parallel execution application/simulation solved utilizing our large-scale computer systems.


2. Acceptance Numbers

(1) Exploratory Research Project for Young Scientists and Female Scientists a small number
(2) Large-Scale High-Performance Computing Project


3. Project Implementation Period

August 1, 2017 - March 31, 2018
If you require utilizing the computational resources over the period, you should apply a continuance application, then you should get an acceptance.


4. System Overview

Two types of large-scale computer systems are available.
"SX-ACE" is a vector-typed supercomputer system that has the functionality of multiple operations in 1 clock. In particular, it is a computer suited for a large-scale matrix operation or inner product operation.
"VCC (Visualization Computer Cluster)" is a scalar computer cluster that has many core Intel processors. VCC has the functionally of re-configurable devices such as GPGPU and SSD. VCC can provide the user-requirement-suited computational resource with devices. If a user requires a cluster computer with GPGPU and SSD, VCC assigns and provides a suited computer resource. On the other hand, VCC provides a functionality of combination with a High-resolution Tiled Display System that is an interactive job. High-resolution Tiled Display systems are available at Suita Campus and Vislab Osaka, Umeda. Detailed information of our computer resources appears below.



5. Range of Support Services

In this application, the range of support services are described below.

  • - The large-scale computer system usage fee for the proposed research project is supported by the Cybermedia Center.
  • - The meeting room in the Cybermedia Center can be used for the proposed research project.
  • - The travel bills for oral/poster presentation of the proposed research project is supported by our Center.
  • - Tuning support is supported in response to the applicant’s needs.


6. Proposal Evaluation

The high performance computer system committee of our Center will review and evaluate the received proposals. The standards for review and evaluation are described below.
(1) Exploratory Research Project for Young Scientists and Female Scientists

  • - The proposed research project utilizing our large-scale computer systems holds likely promise for the future.
  • - The scale of the problem can only be solved with our large-scale computer systems.
  • - The schedule for use of our large-scale computer systems is feasible.
  • - The proposed research project has a continuity of supercomputer use.

(2) Large-Scale High-Performance Computing Project

  • - The proposed research project through the use of our large-scale computer systems hold the promise of making an important impact on science.
  • - The program used in the proposal has a high-scalability of parallelization.
  • - o The schedule for use of our large-scale computer systems is feasible.


7. Responsibilities of Selected Applicants

  • - Selected applicants must present their research achievements in the reporting meeting (scheduled in March 2018).
  • - Selected applicants must write a scientific article about their research work for the "HPC Journal" published in the Cybermedia Center.
  • - The selected applicant must use our template format for all research reports.
  • - The selected applicant must make a presentation in the JHPCN symposium, if the project is accepted as a JHPCN’s Exploratory Research Project.
  • - When publishing research achievements that have been obtained as a result from our computer resources, the selected applicant must indicate that his/her research was supported. A sample acknowledgement follows:

Sample Acknowledgement
This work was (partly) achieved through the use of {Supercomputer System SX-ACE and/or PC Cluster for Large-scale Visualization (VCC)} at the Cybermedia Center, Osaka University.


8. Contract Stipulation

The usage rules of our supercomputer systems are described below.


9. Application Method and Period

Please send an e-mail with your application from to the address below. Please use the following application form.
Application Form

Address Information and Communications Technology Services Infrastructure Division, Cybermedia Center, Osaka University
E-mail system@cmc.osaka-u.ac.jp
Opening Date July 3, 2017
Closing Date July 18, 2017


10. Notification

Receipt of a notification of acceptance of the researcher's project proposal also includes an announcement of computer resource use.

Notification Date late July, 2017


11. Contact Information

If you have questions regarding this application, please contact us at the email or address below:

Consultation/Inquiry E-mail



    5-1, Mihogaoka, Ibaraki, Osaka, Japan 1st Floor, Main Bldg. Cybermedia Ceneter, Osaka University

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Projects that have been accepted

2016 2017