Kyoto University's HPC Resources Power Japan's Research Community
About the Customer
Kyoto University is one of the largest and highest-ranked universities in Japan, with a 150-year tradition of providing critical academic and scientific resources across Japan and worldwide. Its Academic Center for Computing and Media Studies (ACCMS) provides high-performance computing (HPC) tools for researchers all over the country, and the Kyoto University team recently celebrated 50 years of supercomputing.
The university supports research in a broad variety of areas including natural science, economics, space science, genetics, and civil engineering. With over 200 teams and more than 1,600 users relying on its computing resources — around 60% outside university walls — Kyoto University has an important mission with global reach.
Today’s massive data growth and demand for computing power means HPC is always evolving, and Kyoto University’s ACCMS needed to evolve with it. To elevate its HPC capabilities, the team commissioned Cray, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, to deliver three supercomputing systems. The workload management of these systems was orchestrated by Altair’s PBS Professional™, a part of the Altair PBS Works™ suite.
Professor Hiroshi Nakashima, PhD, leads the ACCMS. He is responsible for acquiring the university’s
HPC resources and for making sure they operate efficiently and effectively.