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RIKEN has been selected as one of the representative institutions for the Feasibility Studies on next-generation supercomputing infrastructures (system research) by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT).

The purpose of this project is to propose options for the next-generation computing infrastructure for the post-"Fugaku" era, taking into account the needs of science, industry, and society, and to propose a next-generation system that can serve as a research DX infrastructure with an advanced digital twin, in order to realize a platform for solving issues for the realization of broad SDGs and Society 5.0.

To this end, we will survey the architecture, system software libraries, and applications of the next-generation computing infrastructure, and examine elemental technologies to identify the performance and functional requirements for the next-generation computing infrastructure, while identifying technical issues and limiting factors.

Project Overview

The next-generation computational infrastructure is expected to become a platform for realizing SDGs and Society 5.0 by providing advanced digital twins that will bring "Research DX" in the science. Aiming to realize a versatile computing infrastructure that can execute entire workflow by making full use of wide range of computational methods, simulation techniques, and BigData at scale, we conduct a holistic investigation on architecture, system software and library technologies through co-design with applications.

As a basic principle of system design, we practice the "FLOPS to Byte" concept from architecture development to algorithm or application design to streamline data transfer and computation under power constraints, while taking necessary computing accuracy into consideration. Under the ALL JAPAN team composition, we will investigate system configurations and elementary technologies which improve effective performance of the next-generation computing infrastructure.

Subject of Investigation

Research on Architecture

Research on System Software and Library

Research on Applications

Investigation Schedule

Investigation Schedule
Time Architecture System Software Application
H2 2022 - H1 2023 Explore device/arch technology Examine existing SW and its utilization Examine existing apps and benchmark design
H2 2023 - H1 2024 Performance estimation with benchmarks Identify requirement of SW development Perf. analysis by benchmark evaluation
H1 2024 - H2 2024 Arch selection and their R&D Draw roadmap Study for target science

Organization Chart

Architecture Research Group

  • Architecture Research Group: RIKEN R-CCS
  • Architecture Research sub-G1: RIKEN BDR
  • Architecture Research sub-G2: Fujitsu Ltd.
  • Architecture Research sub-G3: Intel Corporation
  • Architecture Research sub-G4: AMD Inc.
  • Architecture Research sub-G5: NVIDIA Corporation
  • Architecture Research sub-G6: Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Architecture Research sub-G7: Arm Ltd.

System Software and Library Research Group

Application Research Group