Founded in 1976, the Nagaoka University of Technology is one of only two national Universities of Technology in Japan. Since introducing an educational HPC system in 1978, the Information Processing Center has provided students with access to computer systems for various research projects, including applications of formula manipulation and numerical analytics.
In recent years, the demands placed on data and information processing have experienced rapid growth, putting strain on the university's current system, as applications continued to expand in size and complexity. To address this challenge, the university selected the SGI UV server family, significantly improving both performance and capacity for its students.
SGI will also provide a web browser-based and custom developed interface that enables users to submit jobs, check statuses, and obtain results in a batch processing system. The interface improves ease of use and increase productivity over traditional command input. The system can be used by students with even moderate level programming skills and technological levels, making it a great choice for undergraduate students receiving general education and its doctoral students conducting advanced research.
To address the university's increasing demand for data and information processing their new HPC system will include:
"In today's environment, eco-friendly, effective manufacturing is desired, and more advanced large-scale simulations are essential for the development of new technologies", stated Professor Masahiro Nakagawa, head of information processing center, Nagaoka University of Technology. "At our university, which aims at the foundation of sciences based on technologies, it is important that our high-performance compute system replicate real-world environments. The newly introduced SGI HPC system with increased performance will benefit our students by accelerating their time to discovery."
"SGI's production supercomputers provide a unique tool for research universities addressing a wide range of research subjects", stated Gabriel Broner, vice president and general manager of high-performance computing, SGI. "We are happy to be partnering with Nagaoka University and supporting them in pushing the boundaries of knowledge in their fields of study."