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University of Tsukuba Center for Computational Sciences

筑波大学 計算科学研究センター, ツクバダイガク ケイサンカガクケンキュウセンター
Representive : Director, Mitsuhisa SATO
Establishment year: 1992
Address: 1-1-1 Tennodai, Tsukuba-shi, Ibaraki 305-8577 Japan
Telephone number: +81-29-853-6488
FAX number: +81-29-853-6406
Organization/Research department name (7):
  • Particle Physics
  • Astrophysics and Nuclear Physics
  • Quantum Condensed Matter Physics
  • Life Sciences
  • Global Environmental Science
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History (3):
  • 1992/04
    Founded as a inter-university research facility.
  • 2004/04
    Reorganized and expanded to Center for Computational Sciences
  • 2010/04
    Selected as a core-center for Interdisciplinary Computational Science
Purpose of establishment:
The mission of the Center of Computational Sciences is to promote
scientific discovery by computational science through the application
of advanced computing technologies, and to support researches of
computational science in Japanese universities and institutes by
operating leading-edge computing systems. The Center for Computational
Sciences was founded in April 2004 as an inter-university research
facility for computational science, by restructuring and expanding the
Center for Computational Physics (April 1992-March 2004). The Center
is an inter-university facility, and thus functions as an
international as well as a national center for computational sciences.
CCS was selected as a core-center for the collaborative research on the
Interdisciplinary Computational Science from 2010.
Business overview:
The Center aims to carry out research on critical issues in fundamental
science, material science, life science and environmental science
through performing large-scale simulations and large-scale data
analysis. To realize this goal, the Center performs research and
development of high-performance computing systems and networks, and
advanced studies in computer and information science. We are running
large-scale supercomputer systems as our computing resources: massively
parallel cluster PACS-CS (2560 nodes, performance 14.3TFlops) since
July 2006, and T2K-Tsukuba System (648 nodes, 10,000 CPU cores,
performance 95TFlops) since June 2008. T2K-Tsukuba System was designed
through T2K Open Supercomputer Alliance with University of Tokyo and
Kyoto University. We aim to develop computational sciences for a wide
range of scientific disciplines, from fundamental science to material,
life and geo-environmental sciences by making the best use of our
computing resources.
Research field (2): Life Science ,  Nanotechnology/Materials
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