9th JHPCN Symposium held
The Joint Usage/Research Center for Interdisciplinary Large-scale Information Infrastructures held the 9th JHPCN Symposium on July 13, 14 (Thursday and Friday) at THE GRAND HALL (Shinagawa). On the day, 239 participants (154 from universities, 35 from research institutes, etc., and 50 from corporations and other organizations) attended the event.
The Joint Usage/Research Center for Interdisciplinary Large-scale Information Infrastructures is a networked center for joint usage and research, with the Information Technology Center, the University of Tokyo, serving as the core center, and comprising eight joint usage facilities equipped with supercomputers from Hokkaido University, Tohoku University, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Nagoya University, Kyoto University, Osaka University, and Kyushu University. Public recruitment and selection of joint research projects is carried out every fiscal year, and joint research with JHPCN is then conducted.
At this symposium, oral presentations were made as the final report on 39 general, international, and corporate joint research projects carried out in FY2016, and 73 poster presentations were made (a part of the general, international, and corporate joint research projects selected in FY2017 as well as germinating joint research projects selected in FY2016 and 2017). Alongside with the oral and poster presentations, participants from the general public were also involved in active Q&A sessions and exchanges of opinions.
On the first day of the symposium, Professor Hiroshi Nakamura (Director of the Information Technology Center, the University of Tokyo), made a speech on behalf of the organizers, followed by a speech from Kazuhiro Sawada, Director of the Research Promotion Bureau (Information Division) of MEXT on behalf of the guests. A banquet was held on the evening of the first day, where Katsuhiko Hara, Director of the Research Promotion Bureau (Information Division) of MEXT delivered a speech. It was a successful event that facilitated communication between the participants. Over the two days, presentations of research results and introduction of research contents were carried out on publicly recruited collaborative research projects in the fields of ultra-large-scale numerical calculation applications, ultra-large-scale data processing applications, ultra-high-volume networking technology, ultra-large-scale information systems research, and multidisciplinary research cutting across these fields.
At the closing ceremony, a speech was delivered by Kento Aida, the chairperson of the Joint Project Screening Committee (Professor, National Institute of Informatics), including a summary of the symposium. The symposium concluded successfully.
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Presentation and scenes from the symposium venue