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RIKEN Center for Computational Science (R-CCS)

Satoshi  Matsuoka(Ph.D.) Director: Satoshi Matsuoka (Ph.D.)

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 its successor Fugaku. 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 supercomputer Fugaku, 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. Fugaku will be made available for shared use around 2021, 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.


List of Organizations

System Software Research Team
Yutaka Ishikawa (D.Eng.)
Programming Environment Research Team
Mitsuhisa Sato (Ph.D.)
Processor Research Team
Kentaro Sano (Ph.D.)
HPC Usability Research Team
Hiroya Matsuba (Ph.D.)
Field Theory Research Team
Yasumichi Aoki (Ph.D.)
Particle Simulator Research Team
Junichiro Makino (Ph.D.)
Data Assimilation Research Team
Takemasa Miyoshi (Ph.D.)
Flagship 2020 Project
Yutaka Ishikawa (D.Eng.)
System Software Development Team
Yutaka Ishikawa (D.Eng.)
Architecture Development Team
Mitsuhisa Sato (Ph.D.)
Application Development Team
Hirofumi Tomita (D.Eng.)
Co-Design Team
Junichiro Makino (Ph.D.)

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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] ml.riken.jp