External Review (2008-2013)

External Review on Center for Computational Sciences, University of Tsukuba

Date February 18, 19, 20, 2014
Place Center for Computational Sciences, University of Tsukuba

External Review Committee

Chair Prof. Jeffery Vetter (Computer Science and Mathematics Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory)
Vice Chair Prof. Shinji Tsuneyuki (School of Science, The University of Tokyo)
Prof. Karl Jansen (John von Neumann Institut fur Computing)
Prof. Andreas Burkert (Theoretical and Computational Astrophysics, University Observatory)
Prof. James Vary (International Institute of Theoretical and Applied Physics, Iowa State University)
Prof. Joachim Burgdorfer (Vienna University of Technology)
Prof. Andrew Roger(Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University)
Prof. Jack Wells(National Center for Computational Science Oak Ridge National Laboratory)
Prof. Takemasa Miyoshi(Data Assimilation Research Team
RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Science)
Prof. Hiroshi Nakashima(Academic Center for Computing and Media Studies, Kyoto University)
Prof. Xiaofang Zhou(University of Queensland)

CCS Reports for Review

  1. PART I – Overview of Center for Computational Sciences: Summary of Activities 2008-2013
  2. PART II – Research Activities, Results, Collaborations and Plan 2008-2013
  3. PART III – Strategy and Future Plans of Center for Computational Sciences

Schedule and Documents

Schedule of the External Review [pdf file, 154KB]
Photo Gallarey

18th February (Tuesday)

Overview of CCS (Workshop Room)

9:00-10:00 IMG_0180
Welcome & Overview of CCS (M. Umemura, Director of CCS)
10:00-10:30 IMG_0234
Activities and Results 2008-2013 (M. Sato, ex-Director of CCS)
10:30-10:45 Coffee Break
10:45-11:45 IMG_0253
T2K-Tsukuba & HA-PACS Projects (T. Boku, Deputy Director of CCS)
11:45-12:10 IMG_0275 IMG_0313
Tour to HA-PACS
12:10-13:10 Lunch
13:10-13:30 IMG_0340
ILDG/JLDG Project (T. Yoshie)

Activities & Collaborations of Divisions (Workshop Room)

13:30-14:00 IMG_0355
Division of Particle Physics: Particle Physics Group (Y. Kuramashi)
14:00-14:30 IMG_0405
Division of Global Environmental Science: Atmospheric Science Group(H. Tanaka)
14:30-14:45 Coffee Break
14:45-15:15 IMG_0429 IMG_0459
Division of Astrophysics and Nuclear Physics: Nuclear Physics Group (first part) (second part) (K. Yabana, T. Nakatsukasa)
15:15-15:45 IMG_0486
Division of Astrophysics and Nuclear Physics: Astrophysics Group (M. Mori)
15:45-16:15 IMG_0509
Division of Quantum Condensed Matter Physics (K. Yabana)
16:15-16:30 Coffee Break
16:30-17:00 IMG_0514
Multidisciplinary Cooperative Research (K. Yabana)
17:00-17:30 IMG_0526Bureau of Public Relations (T. Yoshito, A. Yabe)

19th February (Wednesday)

Activities of Divisions (cont’d) (Workshop Room)

9:00-9:30 IMG_0561
Division of High Performance Computing Systems: High Performance Computing Systems Group (T. Boku)
9:30-10:00 IMG_0588
Division of Computational Informatics: Database Group (H. Kitagawa)
10:00-10:30 IMG_0596
Division of Computational Informatics: Computational Media Group (Y. Kameda)
10:30-10:45 Coffee Break
10:45-11:15 IMG_0617
Division of Life Sciences: Molecular Evolution Group(T. Hashimoto)
11:15-11:45 IMG_0640 IMG_0647
Division of Life Sciences: Biological Function and Information Group (first part, second part)(K. Shiraishi, Y. Shigeta)
11:45-12:45 Lunch
12:45 s_IMG_0681(Meeting_photo)
Meeting Photo @Workshop Room

Parallel Tracks for Divisions

13:00-17:30 Division of Particle Physics
Reviewer: Karl Jansen
Room: D410, D411 (Physics)
Division of Astrophsyics and Nuclear Physics: Astrophysics Group
Reviewer: Andreas Burkert
Room: Room A (CCS)
Division of Astrophsyics and Nuclear Physics: Nuclear Physics Group
Reviewer: James Vary
Room: D412 (Physics)
Division of Quantum Condensed Matter Physics
Reviewer: Joachim Burgdorfer, Shinji Tsuneyuki
Room: D201 (Physics)
Division of Life Sciences
Reviewer: Andrew Roger
Room: Room B (CCS)
Division of Global Environmental Science
Reviewer: Jack Wells, Takemasa Miyoshi
Room: Room C (CCS)
Division of High Performance Computing Systems
Reviewer: Jeffery Vetter, Hiroshi Nakashima
Room: SB911-1 (Sysinfo)
Division of Computational Informatics
Reviewer: Xiaofan Zhou
Room: SB911-2 (Sysinfo)
18:30- Committee Meeting with Dinner

20th February (Thursday)

Future Plans (Workshop Room)

9:00-9:30 IMG_0948
The Strategy of CCS (M. Umemura)
9:30-10:00 IMG_0968
COMA (PACS IX) Project (T. Boku)
10:00-10:30 IMG_0979
JCAHPC Project (M. Sato)
10:30-10:45 Coffee Break
10:45-11:15 Feasibility Study toward Exa-scale Computing (M. Sato)
11:15-11:35 IMG_0993
Joint Institute for Computational Fundamental Science (Y. Kuramashi)
11:35-11:55 IMG_0997
Organization for Collaborative Research on Computational Astrobiology (M. Umemura)
11:55-13:00 Lunch

Committee Meeting (Workshop Room)

13:00-14:00 Committee Meeting
14:00-15:00 IMG_1000 IMG_1011 IMG_1085
Discussion, Q & A
15:00-16:00 Committee Meeting

Report of the Review Committee [docx file, 86KB]