High Performance Intercloud - Hokkaido University Information Initiative Center



Continued use of the large-scale computer system requires application for a user number, super computer system usage, and cloud system usage. If you do not apply by the deadline, you will not be able to use services of the Center starting April 1.

[Online or form application]
February 12, 2020 (Wednesday) 5pm to March 26 (Thursday) 5pm

The dead line has been extended.
New deadline : April 1, 2020 (Wednesday) 1pm to April 17 (Friday)  5pm  (Added March 31, 2020)
If you couldn’t apply by the end of March, please don’t forget to apply in the above period.

For more details, please refer to this page

As requested by users, a new resource group ‘xa’ has been set up on Grand Chariot (system A) and will be served until the end of FY2019.
The maximum number of nodes in this group is 400, and the maximum elapsed time is 180 hours.

Since this resource group utilizes a large number of nodes, please note that it has such a higher risk that the job will not be completed by unexpected troubles such as hardware failures than other resource groups.
Therefore, we might not rewind tokens in this group when jobs are incomplete or cancelled, even if the causes are attributed to our center.

Each user should use the resource group xa after fully understanding this matter.

New applications for all cloud server services such as virtual, physical and GPU servers are currently suspended, because they have reached the maximum number of deployments.

If you are looking for a server for homepage use, please consider using the “Web Hosting Service”.

Please contact jsys[at]oicte.hokudai.ac.jp for details on the “Web Hosting Service”.

JPCERT Coordination Center (JPCERT / CC) is calling for attention that multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Apache HTTP Web Server 2.4.

Please consider updating as soon as possible if you are using an Apache HTTP Web Server on a cloud server.

These vulnerabilities may cause:
・ Falsification
・ Redirect to malicious web pages
・ Information leak
・ Damper of service operation (DoS) attack

Please check the following page for details.

Affected versions:
* Apache HTTP Web Server version prior to 2.4.41

Note that you can check the version you are currently using with commands such as:
‘httpd -v’ or ‘apachectl -v’

* Depending on the OS, these commands may show the old version number, so please update the OS to the latest state using a command such as ‘yum update’ or ‘apt-get update / apt-get upgrade’.
* Please update the OS carefully because there is a possibility that the system may malfunction.

We are having a seminar “Artificial Intelligence/Deep Learning/Evolutionary Computation and HPC” on Thursday, July 18th, 2019.

For more details, please refer to this page(only in Japanese).

We have just released the English version website for the Interdisciplinary Large-scale Computer System (a.k.a. Hokkaido University High Performance Intercloud).