Supercomputing Division, Information Technology Center, The University Tokyo

Wisteria/BDEC-01 Supercomputer System
"Large-Scale HPC Challenge"


The Information Technology Center, the University of Tokyo, has been implementing the Large-Scale HPC Challenge for its Wisteria/BDEC-01 Supercomputer System since October 2021. The Large-Scale HPC Challenge is a public recruitment project that allows a research group to monopolize the use of computational resources for a maximum of 24 hours, for 6,144 nodes (294,912 cores) which is the maximum number of Simulation nodes group (Odyssey) or/and 36 nodes (288 GPU units) which is the maximum number of Data/Learning nodes group (Aquarius) that the Wisteria/BDEC-01 Supercomputer System has.

Available Resources

Wisteria/BDEC-01 Supercomputer System
  • Users can monopolize the use of maximum 6,144 nodes (294,912 cores) of Odyssey or/and 36 nodes (288 GPU units) of Aquarius for a maximum of 24 hours.

User’s Guide

  • This initiative allows users to monopolize the use of maximum 6,144 nodes (294,912 cores) of Odyssey or/and 36 nodes (288 GPU units) of Aquarius for a maximum of 24 hours once a month, in principle from 9 a.m. on the day before the month-end processing to 9 a.m. on the month-end processing day.
  • The projects are recruited from the public, and a wide range of projects are accepted in addition to submissions from existing users. While application 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 Wisteria/BDEC-01 Simulation nodes group, Wisteria-O(Odyssey) or/and Wisteria/BDEC-01 Data/Learning nodes group, Wisteria-A(Aquarius) 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 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.

FY2024 Schedule (Provisional)

1st

Implementation period Recruitment
deadline
Screening Notification
of
selection
Thu., Apr. 25, 2024, 9 a.m. – Fri., Apr. 26, 9 a.m.
Thu., May 23, 2024, 9 a.m. – Fri., May. 24, 9 a.m.
Thu., June 27, 2024, 9 a.m. – Fri., June. 28, 9 a.m.
Thu., July 25, 2024, 9 a.m. – Fri., July. 26, 9 a.m.
Mon.,
Mar. 18, 2024,
5 p.m.
[Closed]
End-
Mar.
2024
Early
Apr.
2024
[Re-recruitment]
Thu., May 23, 2024, 9 a.m. – Fri., May. 24, 9 a.m.
Thu., June 27, 2024, 9 a.m. – Fri., June. 28, 9 a.m.
Thu., July 25, 2024, 9 a.m. – Fri., July. 26, 9 a.m.
Mon.,
Apr. 22, 2024,
5 p.m.
[Closed]
End-
Apr.
2024
Early
May.
2024
[Re-recruitment]
Thu., June 27, 2024, 9 a.m. – Fri., June. 28, 9 a.m.
Thu., July 25, 2024, 9 a.m. – Fri., July. 26, 9 a.m.
Mon.,
May 27, 2024,
5 p.m.
[Closed]
Early
June
2024
Mid-
June
2024
[Re-recruitment]
Thu., July 25, 2024, 9 a.m. – Fri., July. 26, 9 a.m.
Mon.,
June 24, 2024,
5 p.m.
End-
June
2024
Early
July
2024

2nd

Implementation period Recruitment
deadline
Screening Notification
of
selection
Thu., Aug. 15, 2024, 9 a.m. – Fri., Aug. 16, 9 a.m.
Thu., Sep. 26, 2024, 9 a.m. – Fri., Sep. 27, 9 a.m.
Thu., Oct. 24, 2024, 9 a.m. – Fri., Oct. 25, 9 a.m.
Thu., Nov. 21, 2024, 9 a.m. – Fri., Nov. 22, 9 a.m.
Tue.,
July 16, 2024,
5 p.m.
End-
July
2024
Early
Aug.
2024

3rd

Implementation period Recruitment deadline Screening Notification
of
selection
Thu., Dec. 19, 2024, 9 a.m. – Fri., Dec. 20, 9 a.m.
Thu., Jan. 23, 2025, 9 a.m. – Fri., Jan. 24, 9 a.m.
Thu., Feb. 20, 2025, 9 a.m. – Fri., Feb. 21, 9 a.m.
Thu., Mar. 27, 2025, 9 a.m. – Fri., Mar. 28, 9 a.m.
Mon.,
Nov. 18, 2024,
5 p.m.
End-
Nov.
2024
Early
Dec.
2024

Application Details

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

Selected Projects

FY2023: Selected Projects (1st term2nd term ) new

FY2022: Selected Projects (2nd term3rd term )

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 PRIMEHPC FX1000 and FUJITSU PRIMERGY GX2570 (Wisteria/BDEC-01) was awarded by "Large-scale HPC Challenge" Project, Information Technology Center, The University of Tokyo.

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