Foundation of the Center
Center for Computational Sciences was founded on April 2004 as an inter-university research facility for computational sciences, reorganizing and expanding Center for Computational Physics (April 1992-March 2004). In addition to the Divisions of Particle and Astrophysics and High Performance Computing Systems, new Divisions were created on Material and Life Sciences, Geoenvironmental and Biological Sciences, and Computational Informatics.
The Center aims to carry out research on critical issues of fundamental science, material science, life science and environmental science through large-scale simulations and large-scale data analyses. To realize this goal, the Center performs research and development of high performance computing systems and networks, and advanced study in computer and information sciences. The Center is an inter-university facility, thus offering functions as an international as well as a national center for computational sciences.
The Center has 6 research divisions as shown right. The faculty consists of 34 regular positions and 3 visiting professor positions. Researchers outside the Center who are closely involved in the activities of the Center are appointed as associated research fellows.
Large-scale numerical simulation project
The Center is an inter-university facility, open to researchers of universities and other research institutions in Japan. Since 1998, the Center has been inviting proposals, twice per year, for large-scale numerical research with CP-PACS, making the computational power of the CP-PACS accessible to researchers throughout Japan.
The Center organizes international symposia, and invites visitors from abroad in order to promote international exchange and collaboration of scholars in computational sciences.
|1992||April 1||CP-PACS Project begins (five-year project)|
|April 10||Center for Computational Physics founded (10 year term)|
|July 3||Opening ceremony of the Center held|
|1993||August 26||Computer building completed|
|1994||March 1||Front Computer System (phase I) starts operation|
|1995||March 1||Front Computer System (phase II) starts operation|
|March 30||Research building completed|
|April 1||Designated as COE|
|1996||March 25||CP-PACS (1024PU) completed and installed|
|September 18||CP-PACS (2048PU) completed and installed|
|1997||March 31||CP-PACS Project ends|
|April 1||Research for the Future Program "Development of Next-Generation Massively Parallel Computers" begins (five-year project)|
|1998||March 1||Front Computer System (phase III) starts operation|
|March 1||Large-scale Simulation Project with open use of CP-PACS begins|
|2002||March 31||Research for the Future Program "Development of Next-Generation Massively Parallel Computers" ends|
|2002||April 1||second 10 year term of Center for Computational Physics begins|
|2004||April 1||Center for Computational Physics is reorganized and expanded to Center for Computational Sciences|
|June 10||Opening Ceremony of the Center held|
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