FAQ

Q&A

Q1:I belong to an organization in Japan, and want to use the supercomputers from overseas. Do I need to submit “Supercomputer Utilization Application Form for users in overseas organizations”?

A:If you have a position in a Japanese organization, you are not required to do so.

Q2:I am not a Japanese nationality holder but employed by a Japanese organization. My stay in Japan is within six months now. Do I need to submit “Supercomputer Utilization Application Form for users in overseas organizations”?

A:If you are employed by the organization in Japan, even if your stay is within six months, you are not required to do so.

Q&A for MCRP users

Q3:What should I do when my affiliation and e-mail address change?

A:You must e-mail your new affiliation and e-mail address to the project support desk “project-support[at]ccs.tsukuba.ac.jp”. (*please replace [AT] with @)

Q4:Can I add new members to the project?

A : The addition of the project members is possible after the review of Cooperative Research Operation Committee. Project leaders must email the following contents to project-adm[AT]ccs.tsukuba.ac.jp. (*please replace [AT] with @)

  • Reasons to add new members:*The project structure including the list of project members has been reviewed by the Cooperative Research Committee during the selection process. Therefore, the clear statement of reasons must be described.
  • Name of supercomputer system:
  • Proposal ID (the number written in the e-mail receipt of the proposal submission):
  • Project name and code:
  • Name of new member:
  • Affiliation/position:
  • Gender:Male/Female (Delete the one that does not apply)
  • Age: Under 36/Over 35 (Delete the one that does not apply)
  • Nationality:Japan/Over sea country (Delete the one that does not apply)
  • Email:
  • If the new member participates in other MCRP projects, their proposal ID’s:

Q5 Can I change the disk capacity and the maximum number of nodes?

A:In principle, the project should be performed within approved resources. However, if there is a special reason which is approved by the committee, it is possible to do so. In order to request the committee’s review, the project leader should send email to project-adm[AT]ccs.tsukuba.ac.jp including the following contents:

  • Reasons to change the disk capacity/maximum # of nodes:
    *The resources of the project has been reviewed by the Cooperative Research Committee during the selection process. Therefore, the clear statement of reasons must be described.
  • Name of supercomputer system:
  • Proposal ID (the number written in the e-mail receipt of the proposal submission):
  • Project name and code:
  • Change of resources (disk capacity / maximum # of nodes / others [ ])
    – Approved resources:
    – Requested change into:

Other questions should be sent to a project support desk “project-support[AT]ccs.tsukuba.ac.jp”. (*Replace [at] with @)