Establishment

Charter of General Incorporated Association HPCI Consortium

In Japan, advances in computational science and technology are required for the country to play a leading role worldwide in science and technology as well as various industrial fields. To this end, a project to establish an innovative High-Performance Computing Infrastructure (HPCI) that will be centered around the K computer and can meet various requirements from users is under way.

We have planned the establishment of the HPCI Consortium, which is open to all persons and organizations related to computational science and technology in Japan. The Consortium aims to take the initiative in establishing the HPCI and serve as a core of developmental projects in computational science and technology in Japan, and therefore, to develop the world's highest-performance technologies and apply the technologies to society.

The missions of the Consortium are to promote the development of computational science and technology:

  • Maintenance and operation of the HPCI system, which integrates nationwide computing resources
  • Effective use and maintenance of all computing resources in Japan
  • Development and expansion of computational science and technology and applied techniques
  • Creation of new fields and communities
  • Promotion of the development of human resources
  • Collaboration with related overseas organizations
  • Summarization of opinions on future supercomputing
  • Recommendation to the government and related organizations

The HPCI system will realize a one-stop service structure that can efficiently connect nationwide computing resources with user communities as well as accelerate the utilization of computational science and technology in various forms including exploratory research, large-scale research, and industrial applications and apply the achievements to society. The opinion summarization and recommendation on the maintenance and operation of the HPCI system are significant roles of the HPCI Consortium.

I believe that the HPCI Consortium can also provide a forum for future approaches to various issues regarding the development of computational science and technology in Japan, particularly the direction of supercomputing, as well as provide the opinion summarization and recommendation on these issues through collaboration among groups related to computer science and various fields of science and technology.

With the above purposes, we establish the HPCI Consortium to serve as a representative group working on the development of computational science and technology in Japan through the combination of computing and computer sciences with the approval of all promoters listed in the attached sheet.

January 2012
Chairman of Promoter's Council for
the General Incorporated Association HPCI Consortium
Akira Ukawa

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