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
Masayuki Ochi
(Graduate School of Science, Osaka University)
A study on strong correlation effects originating from multi-orbital and low-dimensional electronic structure in mixed-anion compounds *
Masakiyo Kitazawa
(Graduate School of Science, Osaka University)
Microscopic mechanism for the propagation of inter-quark interaction in hot medium *
Takashi Shiroto
(Institute of Laser Engineering, Osaka University)
Development and experimental demonstration of charge-momentum-energy conserving scheme for relativistic Vlasov–Fokker–Planck–Maxwell system *
Koki Higuchi
(Graduate School of Science, Kyushu University)
The possibility of binary star formation in various star-forming environments *
Hiroaki Yano
(Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University)
Possibility for observing space-time distortion via the interaction of ultra-high intense laser pulses with plasmas *

* the project gets the acceptance of JHPCN exploratory research project

Full Utilizing Large-Scale High-Performance Computing Project

Project representatives Project
Hiroaki Kouno
(Graduate School of Education, Saga University)
Lattice simulation in Z3-symmetric QCD
Yusuke Taniguchi
(Center for Computational Sciences, Tsukuba University)
Study of energy-momentum tensor for Nf=2+1 full QCD using gradient flow


The reporting meeting for the research proposal-based use (FY 2018-2019)

reporting meeting

Call for research project additional proposals that require our supercomputer system (FY 2018-2019)

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 2018 research proposal-based use, in the case that the applicants have used our HPC systems through FY2017 research proposal-based use.

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

    * The principal investigator of the project proposals should be a researcher age 42 years old or younger as of April 2018, 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

June 1, 2018 - March 31, 2019
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

Three types of large-scale computer systems are available.
* We are not calling for proposals of research projects using OCTOPUS GPU nodes.
"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 reconfigurable 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.

"OCTOPUS" is a scalar computer cluster that composed four types of nodes, general purpose CPU nodes, GPU nodes, Xeon Phi nodes, large-scale shared-memory nodes. We plan to install in December 2017.



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 2019).
  • - 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 March 19, 2018
Closing Date April 20, 2018


10. Notification

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

Notification Date Mid May, 2018


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

Postal Code




Q.I was adopted in resrch proposal based use this year and I use it now. Can I apply resrch proposal based use of next year in a row?

A.You can apply on the condition that you have already applied to HPCI or JHPCN of next year.

Q.I'm adopted in not only resrch proposal based use, but also HPCI or JHPCN in the same fiscal year. Can I use both together?

A.Yes. However, they expect adopted users to use up allocated resources. If you are uneasy about whether or not to use up, you can decline the reserch proposal based use.

Q.Can a graduate student apply?

Yes, but a graduate student is required to enter the information of a supervisor when apply.


Projects that have been accepted

2016 2017 2017 add 2018