For General Users
The Hokkaido University Information Initiative Center is running two supercomputer systems, Grand･Chariot and Polaire, as the interdisciplinary large-scale computer system, and virtual servers, physical servers, and physical servers (with GPUs) as the Intercloud system. On this page, “General users” refer to people at universities and research institutes.
Services that can be signed up for online
Teachers, employees, and graduate students at Hokkaido University can sign up for all services online on the user administration portal.
Extramural people and 4th year undergraduate students at Hokkaido University must submit a user registration sign-up form to get a user number.
After getting a user number, you can sign up for the services online through the user portal.
How to sign up for user registration
Before using the systems for the first time, you need to get a user number. This sign-up is only for getting a user number. It is available online or via a sign-up form.
You can also make a request to add a billing number or change services.
Teachers, employees, and graduate students at Hokkaido University can sign up on the user portal.
After logging in with your SSO ID or ELMS ID, sign up for registration from the “Account Management” tab.
Extramural people and 4th year undergraduate students at Hokkaido University need to submit a user registration sign-up form.
For details on how to fill out a sign-up form or where to submit it, see the Sign-Up Form
User Registration Sign-Up Form (PDF)（Japanese）
User Registration Sign-Up Form (xlsx)（Japanese）
Sign-Up Form Guidelines (PDF)（Japanese）
Sign-Up Form Example (Internal) (PDF)（Japanese）
Sign-Up Form Example (External) (PDF) （Japanese）
How to sign up for optional services
This sign-up is for the optional supercomputer system and Intercloud system services, which are not included in the basic service. It is available online.
Example of signing up for the supercomputer system
For details on the supercomputer system services, see the following.
Available services in the supercomputer system
Example of signing up for the Intercloud system
For details on the Intercloud system services, see the following.
Sign-up for continued services
To keep using the user number and services through the next academic year, you need to sign up for continued services.
For details on how to sign up for continued services, click here.
For details on the service charges for the systems, see this PDF.
Comparison table between new and old charges for signing up for the large-scale computer system (for accounting purposes)
See this PDF. （Japanese）
Service charge billing and reporting
See this PDF. （Japanese）
Q&A about budgets and accounting
Sign-up form mailing address (On-campus postal code: 26)
Hokkaido University Information Initiative Center North Bldg.
User Reception Desk,
Kita 11-jo, Nishi 5-chome, Kita-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido 060-0811, Japan