Supercomputing Division, Information Technology Center, The University Tokyo

Application details for young researchers/women researchers

Application eligibility

The person-in-charge of the project must fulfill the following criteria 1 - 3.
  1. Faculty, researchers, students (undergraduate/graduate) who belong to a Japanese university or public organization or researchers who belong to Japanese corporations. It is necessary for students to obtain the approval of supervising faculty. It is necessary for corporate researchers to obtain the approval of supervisor.
  2. Young researchers (40 years old or below as of April 1, 2021), women researchers (regardless of age), or students (regardless of age).
  3. Foreign nationals must be Japanese residents in the Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Act.
For the intern program, in addition to 1-3 above, the person-in-charge of the project as well as all members of the research group must fulfill criteria 4 below.
  1. Must be either undergraduate or graduate students (Masters, Ph.D.).

Application criteria

General program

  1. Research projects must be academic research or must contribute to the development of the large-scale, high-performance parallel computing field.
  2. Research projects must be carried out by individuals.
  3. After the completion of the project, based on the results produced, the project is expected to progress on to the public recruitment joint research projects of JHPCN.

Intern program

  1. Research projects must be academic research or must contribute to the development of the large-scale, high-performance parallel computing field.
  2. Research projects can be carried out by individuals or in research groups comprising two or more members.

Available computational resources and volume of resources

The computational resources and volume of resources shown below are available for use. When using the supercomputers, users may select either the research projects by individuals or research projects by research groups comprising two or more members (only when applying under the intern program). The Center will cover the corresponding cost of use in each case (including the cost of use for additional disk storage).

Details of all systems

Wisteria/BDEC-01 system

 ▼ Details of Wisteria/BDEC-01 system (under construction)

Oakbridge-CX system

 ▼ Details of Oakbridge-CX system

Oakforest-PACS system

 ▼ Details of Oakforest-PACS system

Reedbush system

 ▼ Details of Reedbush-H system

 ▼ Details of Reedbush-L system

Fennel system

 ▼ Details of Fennel system

Screening of projects

  1. Projects are selected based on screening of documents carried out by the Center’s faculty.
  2. Several dozens of outstanding research proposals are selected each year.
  3. Of the projects selected under the general program, projects that are particularly outstanding, and which fulfill the criteria of emerging joint research projects under the Joint Usage/Research Center for Interdisciplinary Large-scale Information Infrastructures (JHPCN), will be recommended by the Center to JHPCN as an emerging joint research project.

Selection criteria

  1. Projects involving the use of the computational systems provided under this system, and which are expected to produce results with an academic impact, will be selected proactively.
  2. Proposals on the development of software that is anticipated to contribute to improving the usage environment of supercomputers are also welcome.
  3. In addition to the existing environment, proposals that aim to create a cutting-edge supercomputer environment for the future, such as manycore-based environments or massively parallel environments exceeding 100,000 cores are especially welcome.

Other

For projects selected under the intern program, faculty of the Center participate as joint researchers providing technical and academic assistance, providing support for each selected project. In addition, for the purpose of joint research, the securing of joint research venues at the Information Technology Center (Kashiwa Campus) and travel expenses (maximum of about one week) to the Kashiwa Campus will be provided.

Application method

Application for first semester of FY 2021 will be started from January 25, 2021.
* Be sure to apply from the web page according to the application procedure.
* Please use the latest application form.
  1. Please obtain the application number from the web page.
    1. Please access the URL below and fill in the form.
      * Application number issue web page
      https://regist.cc.u-tokyo.ac.jp/webform/wakate/issue_form.php (Japanese version only)
    2. After filling in the form, please click the button.
    3. The Application number will be sent to the e-mail address filled in the form.
      * The application number is needed when you apply.
  2. Please fill in the application form B.
    1. Please download the application form B below.
    2. Please fill in the application form B and converted it to a PDF.
  3. Please apply from the web page.
    1. Please access the URL below and fill in the form.
      * Application web page
      https://regist.cc.u-tokyo.ac.jp/webform/wakate/application_form.php (Japanese version only)
    2. In addition, please submit the application form B (PDF format) from the web page.
    3. An e-mail notification of application completion will be sent to you.
      * The application form B (PDF format) and an application form A (PDF format) which includes contents you filled in the form will be attached to the e-mail. (Sample of application format A)

* It is necessary for students to obtain the approval of supervising faculty. It is also necessary for corporate researchers to obtain the approval of supervisor. After application, we will send confirmation e-mail to the supervising faculty or the supervisor. Your application will be completed when the supervising faculty or the supervisor has been confirmed.

Application guidelines and application form for FY2021

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Report of results

  1. A report on the project must be submitted within one month after the completion of the project.
  2. The applicant is required to write an article about the results (about 6 - 8 pages, A4 size) for the Supercomputing News published by the Center. The deadline for the submission of the article is about three months after thee completion of the project.
  3. The applicant is required to present the results at a results presentation session. The presentation session for projects selected for FY2021 is scheduled to take place in June 2022. In principle, travel expenses to the presentation venue, for one person per project, will be covered based on The University of Tokyo’s regulations.
  4. In the event that the results of research conducted under this system are published in an academic journal or other materials, the author is required to state clearly that use of the supercomputer system was provided through the Information Technology Center’s recommendation program for young researchers and women researchers, and to submit a copy of the published material to the Research Support Team.
  5. If a project is selected as an emerging joint research project of the Joint Usage/Research Center for Interdisciplinary Large-scale Information Infrastructures (JHPCN), the applicant may be invited to present the contents of the research or to make a poster presentation of the research results, depending the selection period of the project, at the JHPCN Symposium held in early July every year. (Travel expenses will be paid for in such cases.)
  6. The applicant may be invited to present at seminars, workshops, etc. organized or co-hosted by the Center.

Project report

FY2019 FY2020 FY2021
PDFWord PDFWord 【under construction】

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

Initiative on Promotion of Supercomputing for Young or Women Researchers, Information Technology Center, The University of Tokyo.

Example of English acknowledgement

This research is partially supported by Initiative on Promotion of Supercomputing for Young or Women Researchers, Information Technology Center, The University of Tokyo.

Inquiries

Research Support Team, Information Strategy Group, Information Systems Department, The University of Tokyo

E-mail:Email address for public recruitment inquiries
(Please include “Young researchers” in the subject field)