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We are pleased to announce the following computing resources that will be available at the Center this year.

[Supercomputer]
We are still accepting new and additional applications.

[Intercloud]
– Virtual server
Since the rest resource is limited, research use applications will be given priority for acceptance. Please note that we may not be able to meet your request in some cases.

– Physical server
Please contact the Joint Usage and Research Section, ICT Planning Division (kyodo[at]oicte.hokudai.ac.jp) to inquire about the number of units you plan to use before applying for the additional service.

– GPU server
Since there is no rest resource right now, we cannot provide these two services for new application.

GaussView is now available on the application server.
You can start it by the following command.

$ module load gaussian
$ gview.exe

  • Exceed onDemand is provided on user portal as required PC X server software when using a GUI-based application.
  • Plase specify the application connection as “app2.hucc.hokudai.ac.jp” when using GaussView.
  • The application server cannot be used for Research grant use and Private Sectors.

Reiwa 3rd year (2021) About the supercomputer exclusive node usage request. [Deadline: 3/12 17:00]

Regarding the usage of supercomputer exclusive node from Reiwa 3rd year (2021), we will accept your requests according to the following procedure. Please note that we may modify your request in advance when necessary, therefore, please submit your request after checking the precautions and confirmation.

[Precautions]

* At this time, the requests will be accepted only for those who wish to use supercomputer from April. If you wish to use the supercomputer from other than April, please inquire about your desired node number one month in advance.

* If you wish to use the service from April and contact us or apply after the above deadline, we will only accept applications if there is a surplus in the amount of resources. So please be careful about the deadline.

● For users who may apply a continue usage:

              Please refer to here and apply for supercomputer exclusive node in the user portal before deadline (3/12, 17:00).

              * If you need approval from the payment manager, please make sure to complete the approval process.

              * The center will inform you about the approval of the occupancy node continuation application or the number of nodes that can be applied based on the results of a requested node survey.

● For users who cannot apply a continue usage(including new applicants from 2021 fiscal year):

              Please inform the center of the following information before deadline (03/12, 17:00).

                            ・Name

                            ・Affiliation

                            ・Contact address (email address)

                            ・Contact address (phone number)

                            ・Whether you have registered user number in 2020 (please send us the user number if you have registered in 2020)

                            ・Desired number of exclusive nodes (system name, node number)

                            ・Additional information, etc.(if necessary)

Contact address: kyodo@oicte.hokudai.ac.jp

※ Please set the subject as “Supercomputer exclusive node usage application in 2021”.

The center will inform you of the number of nodes that can be applied based on the results of the requested node survey.

After that, user registration (only if necessary) and additional exclusive node application will be available during April 2021.

If the additional service of the exclusive node application is not finished within April, this request will be cancelled.

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 15, 2021 (Monday) 4pm to March 29 (Monday) 3pm

For more details, please refer to this page

IIC building will be closed, and staff will be absent during the following period:
29th December, 2020 (Tuesday) – 3rd January, 2021 (Sunday)

During this period, Interdisciplinary Large-scale Computer System will be in service,
however, the services that our staff provide, such as registration, printing out Large-format printers, consultation services, and fault management, will not be provided and restart from 4th January (Monday), 2021.

For preventing the spread of COVID-19, please do not enter the building if you have no appointment (include center staffs, faculty members and others). In addition, for the faculty members whose will absent since working at home, please contact us in advanced if you need to enter the building.

  • Application relating to Interdisciplinary Large-scale Computer System:
    Handling of Joint Usage/Research contact (kyodo@oicte.hokudai.ac.jp)
  • Application relating to Larege-Format printer:
    HPC System Operation Team contact (unyo@iic.hokudai.ac.jp).

Sincerely thank you for your cooperation.

The operation time (token) in shared nodes cannot be carried over to the next fiscal year. Also, especially with regard to Grand Chariot, the system is very busy from January to March, so jobs may not run promptly and it may not be possible to use up the operation time by the end of the fiscal year. Please consider the above before using and applying for the operation time. If you are using shared nodes, we recommend that you use the operation time earlier.

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.

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.
https://jvn.jp/vu/JVNVU98790275/
https://httpd.apache.org/security/vulnerabilities_24.html

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.