The K computer has been used by numerous academic and industrial users since it was made available for shared use in September 2012. Now, the service is scheduled to end on August 16, 2019. After necessary preparation, the K computer will be shut down by the end of August.
The development of the post-K computer, slated to succeed the K computer, is proceeding well towards the goal of starting shared use around 2021. All involved are working tirelessly to meet the expectation, so please stay tuned!