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The MEXT program to make Fugaku available for COVID-19-related research on a trial basis ended in March 2021 as full operations of Fugaku began. The research projects will continue using allocated resources of Fugaku.

The following projects will be eligible to have priority use of the new supercomputer.

  1. Research seeking to reveal the characteristics of the new coronavirus
  2. Research aiming to identify compounds that can be used as therapeutic agents against the coronavirus
  3. Research that could help improve the diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19
  4. Projects that can reveal insights into the spread of infections and its socio-economic impact
  5. Other projects that have the potential to contribute to countermeasures against the new coronavirus

If you have a potential research project to use Fugaku, please download and complete the proposal form (a set of WORDThe webpage will open in a new tab. and PPTThe webpage will open in a new tab. files) and send it to:

RIKEN Computational Science Promotion Office

  • mail addressfugaku_covid19_office[at]
  • *Please change [at] to @.

Please be advised that the installation and optimization of Fugaku is currently undergoing, and users must agree to the following conditions before being permitted to use the computational resources:

  • Only computational resources of Fugaku will be provided (no research funds).
  • Users could only expect a “best-effort” service. The amount and period of available computational resources can vary and can be abruptly reduced or interrupted.
  • As for the user environment, there is no guarantee for the best application performance. User support will also be a “best-effort” service.
  • Users are expected to provide feedback to RIKEN to help improve the system.
  • For any other issues, users must follow instructions of members of RIKEN.

Proposals will be expeditiously reviewed by RIKEN and MEXT, and the applicants will be notified of the decision.