Centers & Labs

RIKEN Center for Computational Science (R-CCS)

Satoshi  Matsuoka(Ph.D.)
Satoshi Matsuoka

The RIKEN Center for Computational Science (R-CCS) is the leadership research center in high performance computing and computational science in Japan, operating the K computer, and developing the next-gen post-K computer. Our objectives are to investigate “the Science of (high performance) computing, by computing, and for computing”, and promote the core competence of the research in a concrete fashion as open source software, and to collaborate with many other leadership centers globally. The K computer initiated full operation in the fall of 2012 and since then it has continued to produce multitudes of world-leading scientific and engineering results, not only by the academia but also by the industry. Following K’s success, development work started in April 2014 on the successor to K, the post-K computer, with which we aim to achieve not only orders of magnitude increase in our capabilities but also achieve better ease of use and synergy with other IT ecosystems such as big data and artificial intelligence. Post-K is expected to commence operations sometime around 2020, to serve as a keystone for solving some of the most important science and social problems that are of high concern to the general public.



  • Field Theory Research Team
    Satoshi Matsuoka(Ph.D.)
  • Next Generation High Performance Architecture Research Team
    Satoshi Matsuoka(Ph.D.)
  • High Performance Big Data Research Team
    Satoshi Matsuoka(Ph.D.)

Contact information

7-1-26 Minatojima-minamimachi, Chuo-ku
Kobe, Hyogo
650-0047 Japan
Tel: +81-(0)78-940-5555
Fax: +81-(0)78-304-4955

Email: r-ccs-koho [at]

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