Supercomputing Division, Information Technology Center, The University Tokyo

Oakbridge-CX Supercomputer System
"Large-Scale HPC Challenge"


The Information Technology Center, the University of Tokyo, has been implementing the Large-Scale HPC Challenge for its Oakbridge-CX Supercomputer System since December 2019. The Large-Scale HPC Challenge is a public recruitment project that allows a research group to monopolize the use of computational resources for approximately 23 hours, for 1,280 nodes (including 112 nodes with SSD) which is the maximum number of compute nodes that the Oakbridge-CX Supercomputer System has.

[Updated: May 11, 2020] The implementation scheduled in June and July has been cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic.

[Updated: July 13, 2020]:The recruitment scheduled in FY2020 has been canceled for the time being due to COVID-19 pandemic. We will inform you again on this page when restarting. The schedule may be changed or the implementation will be cancelled without prior notice depending on the future situation.

Available Resources

Oakbridge-CX Supercomputer System
  • Users can monopolize the use of 1,280 nodes (including 112 nodes with SSD) for approximately 23 hours.

User’s Guide

  • This initiative allows users to monopolize the use of 1,280 nodes (including 112 nodes with SSD) for approximately 23 hours once a month, in principle from 10 a.m. on Thursday to 9 a.m. on Friday before the month-end processing.
    The settings will be changed for the Large-Scale HPC Challenge on the day of Large-Scale HPC Challenge. This change is expected to take about 1 hour, so that start time for the Large-Scale HPC Challenge will be at 10 a.m., and end at 9 a.m. the following day.
  • The projects are recruited form the public, and a wide range of projects are accepted in addition to submissions from existing users. While applications are accepted by both individuals and groups, one group is selected each month in principle.
  • The results produced through the use of this initiative will be released to the public. In the disclosure of the results of the project, selected projects are required to state clearly that the project was implemented using the Oakbridge-CX Supercomputer System under the Large-Scale HPC Challenge initiative. Selected projects will also be requested to submit articles reporting on the results of the project to the PR magazine, etc., submit articles (brief reports) to peer-reviewed international conferences, etc.
  • There may be cases where the selected projects are invited to present at seminars and workshops organized by the Information Technology Center.
  • Use of the supercomputers under this initiative is restricted to projects that make use of original self-made programs and open-source programs.
  • Use of the supercomputers under this initiative is free of charge.

Recruitment Schedule

 The following is the provisional scheduled for the recruitment of projects for the Large-Scale HPC Challenge.

  • The recruitment schedule is subject to change depending on the maintenance schedule and other factors.
  • It is possible to apply more than once during the year. However, please note that there are cases where your requests cannot be fulfilled due to the application situation. It is possible to use the supercomputer system only once with each application.

FY2020 Schedule (Provisional)

Implementation period Recruitment
deadline
Screening Notification
of
selection
Thu., Apr. 23, 2020, 10 a.m. – Fri., Apr. 24, 2020, 9 a.m.
Thu., May 28, 2020, 10 a.m. – Fri., May 29, 2020, 9 a.m.
Thu., June 25, 2020, 10 a.m. – Fri., June 26, 2020, 9 a.m.
Thu., July 30, 2020, 10 a.m. – Fri., July 31, 2020, 9 a.m.
Mon.,
Feb. 17, 2020,
5 p.m.
[Closed]
End-
Feb.
2020
Early
Mar.
2020
[Re-recruitment]
Thu., May 28, 2020, 10 a.m. – Fri., May 29, 2020, 9 a.m.
Thu., June 25, 2020, 10 a.m. – Fri., June 26, 2020, 9 a.m.
Thu., July 30, 2020, 10 a.m. – Fri., July 31, 2020, 9 a.m.
Mon.,
Mar. 30, 2020,
5 p.m.
[Closed]
Early
Apr.
2020
Mid-
Apr.
2020
[Cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic]
Thu., June 25, 2020, 10 a.m. – Fri., June 26, 2020, 9 a.m.
Thu., July 30, 2020, 10 a.m. – Fri., July 31, 2020, 9 a.m.
Mon.,
Apr. 27, 2020,
5 p.m.
[Closed]
Early
May
2020
Mid-
May
2020
Thu., Aug. 27, 2020, 10 a.m. – Fri., Aug. 28, 2020, 9 a.m.
Thu., Sep. 24, 2020, 10 a.m. – Fri., Sep. 25, 2020, 9 a.m.
Thu., Oct. 29, 2020, 10 a.m. – Fri., Oct. 30, 2020, 9 a.m.
Thu., Nov. 26, 2020, 10 a.m. – Fri., Nov. 27, 2020, 9 a.m.
Implementation in August has been cancelled.
Mon.,
June 29, 2020,
5 p.m.
[Under
Suspension]

Early
July
2020
Mid-
July
2020
Thu., Dec. 17, 2020, 10 a.m. – Fri., Dec. 18, 2020, 9 a.m.
Thu., Jan. 28, 2021, 10 a.m. – Fri., Jan. 29, 2021, 9 a.m.
Thu., Feb. 25, 2021, 10 a.m. – Fri., Feb. 26, 2021, 9 a.m.
Tue., Mar. 30, 2021, 10 a.m. – Wed., Mar. 31, 2021, 9 a.m.
Mon.,
Oct. 26, 2020,
5 p.m.
[Under
Suspension]

Early
Nov.
2020
Mid-
Nov.
2020

Application Details

Please click here for the application details for the Large-Scale HPC Challenge.

Selected Projects

FY2019: Selected Projects (1st term) new

English translation of acknowledgements when reporting the research results in academic papers, etc.

Please use the English translations provided below when publishing English papers, etc. after the use of this program.

English title of this program

"Large-scale HPC Challenge" Project, Information Technology Center, The University of Tokyo.

Example of English acknowledgement

Computational resource of Fujitsu PRIMERGY CX2550M5/CX2560M5(Oakbridge-CX) was awarded by "Large-scale HPC Challenge" Project, Information Technology Center, The University of Tokyo.

FAQ for Large-Scale HPC Challenge