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Service Selection Guide

This page provides overviews of the service courses and guides users to select the course that fits the purpose of use. For details of the system specifications, refer to the "supercomputer(Services)." For details of the service courses or the usage fees, see Rules for Usage Fees of Academic Center for Computing and Media Studies (ACCMS) (*Japanese Version Only).



1. Selecting the Service Course

The Service Course consists of the Entry, Personal, Group, and Private Cluster Course. Select one that fits your purpose. The services of Entry course are available when you get the user ID. To use the services of other courses, apply for them by the due date.

For the usage fees and the available computing resources of each course, see Rules for Usage Fees of Academic Center for Computing and Media Studies (ACCMS) (*Japanese Version Only).

Note that we accept applications for use of each course, except the Entry Course, during the fixed application periods only. To check the upcoming dates of the application periods, see Service Application Timeline and E-mail Newsletter.

CourseDescriptionAnnual Usage FeeElapsed Time for BatchApplying
Entry
  • All users who do not belong to the other courses (users who do not apply for the service course.
  • Users can login to the system B.
  • Users can use the minimum (1 node).
  • Users can use large format printer and licensing service.
12,600 yen 1 hour Acceptable year round
Personal
  • This course is for individuals.
  • Multiple users of the same course share one batch queue.
  • Computing resources are provided in the best effort.
  • (If you apply for a personal course, you will not incur the usage fee for the entry course.)
100,000 yen 168 hours Open application system
Group
  • This course is for using in the laboratories and the collaborative research groups.(available for individuals)
  • The UNIX group and the dedicated batch job queue are assigned for each group.
  • A certain amount of resources relative to the requested resources (1/1, 1/2, or 1/4) is guaranteed depending on the course type.
  • Provision of free additional members of the group members according to the number of application nodes.(For users who are linked to the payment manager of the group course) (5,000 yen / person when exceeding the free number)
From 130,000 yen 336 hours Open application system
Private Cluster
  • This course provides an environment that is logically independent of the supercomputer and is equivalent to a cluster deployed in a laboratory.
  • By assigning a global IP address to the login node, you can access to the cluster directly.
  • The batch processing system is not available for this course.
From 630,000 yen Open application system

※The elapsed time of a batch is the upper limit of the elapsed time in one batch job and the upper limit of the number of executable jobs is not set.

2. Selecting the System (For Group and Personal Course)

The supercomputer system consists of the system A, B, C. Refer to the characteristics and the available software of each system and select one of the systems. For the system specifications, refer to the "supercomputer(Services)".

System Characteristics

SystemOperation SystemProcessorCharacteristics
A CNL/SLES12 ※1 x86_64
    • Successor of the previous system A(Camphor)
    • Massive parallel computing is available
    • Latest Intel Xeon Phi Processor (Knights Landing) is loaded.
    • Cray compiler is available.
    • Dragonfly Network
    B RHEL7 ※2
    • Successor of the previous system B(Laurel)
    • Have a high affinity with a PC cluster.
    • Latest Intel Xeon Processor (Broadwell) is loaded.
    • Fat tree Network
    • ISV application is available.
    C
    • Memory of 3TB per node is loaded.
    • Fat tree Network
    • ※1 CNL: Cray Compute Node Linux(Computation nodes), SLES12:SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12(Login nodes)
    • ※2 RHEL7:Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7(Computation nodes, Login nodes)

    Available Software

    TypeSoftwareSystem ASystem BSystem C
    Compiler Cray + + +
    Intel + + +
    PGI + + +
    GNU + + +
    MPI Cray MPI +
    Intel MPI + +
    Library Cray LibSci + + +
    IntelMKL + + +
    NAG AU AU
    IMSL AU AU
    Software Application AVS/Express AU AU
    ENVI/IDL AU AU
    Tecplot360 KU KU
    MSC Adams AU AU
    MSC Nastran AU AU
    MSC Patran AU AU
    MSC Marc AU AU
    MSC Marc Mentat AU AU
    LS-DYNA AU AU
    ANSYS UC UC
    MOPAC AU AU
    Gaussian09 (*) AU AU AU
    Gaussian16 (*) AU AU AU
    GaussView AU AU
    SAS AU
    Maple KU KU
    Mathematica KU KU
    MATLAB KU KU
    CrayPat +
    Intel Parallel Studio XE Cluster Edition + +
    Allinea Forge + + +
    TotalView AU AU AU
    Exceed onDemand AU AU AU
    • + : Available for all users.
    • AU : Available for academic users only.
    • KU : Available for Kyoto University members only.
    • UC : Available for organizations that has agreed on the application user consortium arrangement (Toyohashi University of Technology, Shimane University, Kyoto University)
    • - : Not available

    (*) On System A, the inter-node parallel execution is not supported.

    3. Selecting the Type (For Group course)

    Group course provides three different types of the respective allocation of computing resources that are usually guaranteed based on the contracted resources. The following table shows the cost of each type. For the units of node and socket, see "Usage Fees of ACCMS.

    Table of the Fee of Node and Socket

    SystemTypeAllocation RateCoresTFlopsMEM
    (GB)
    DISK
    (TB)
    Annual Usage Fee (Yen)
    System A
    (Node)
    Third Priority 1/4 68 320.0 96 3.6 30,000
    Second Priority 1/2 6.0 50,000
    Top Priority 1/1 6.0 75,000
    System B
    (Node)
    Third Priority 1/4 36 1.21 128 3.6 31,500
    Second Priority 1/2 6.0 52,500
    Top Priority 1/1 6.0 78,750
    System C
    (Node)
    Third Priority 1/4 72 2.65 3072 3.6 78,000
    Second Priority 1/2 6.0 130,000


    4. Other Services

    Supercomputer users can also utilize the following services, besides the services of the selected service course(Entry, Personal, Group, or Private cluster).

    ServiceUsage FeeDescriptionApplying
    Large-scale job From 13,000 yen per week Highly parallelized jobs are available by week basis. Open application system
    Addition of Storage capacity From 10,000 yen per year Standard storage capacity can be added in units of 10TB. Open application system
    Licensing service From 20,000yen per year This service allows you to install applications on a PC in your laboratory.
    • ENVI/IDL
    • AVS/Express *Available for Kyoto University members only.
    Acceptable year round
    Large format printer No additional fee The large format printer is available to print posters for presentations at academic conferences and professional workshops. No need

       

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