University ties together network, cloud, and IoT for agile, powerful compute capacity



Japan’s Hokkaido University Information Initiative Center provides High Performance Computing (HPC) and cloud computing services to researchers at the institution and across Japan. The university’s HPC resources are connected with other supercomputers around the country as part of its High Performance Computing Infrastructure (HPCI) initiative. To continue to support insight and innovation in computational research, the Information Initiative Center increased research supercomputing capacity 23X1 with installation in December 2018 of Grand Chariot (3.08 petaFLOPS) based on Intel® Xeon® Gold 6148 processors and Polaire (0.87 petaFLOPS) built on Intel® Xeon Phi™ 7250 processors—both interconnected by Intel® Omni-Path Architecture (Intel® OPA) fabric.