IC & ITC at Nagoya University
Nagoya University Information & Communications (IC) was established on April 1, 2006 as an administration support organization. IC provides various information services to support the university’s research and education activities, such as planning university-wide information strategies, maintaining and expanding information infrastructures, and implementing information security measures.
The Information Technology Center (ITC), as part of the Information & Communications, Nagoya University, cooperates with the Information Strategy Office, Information Security Office and the Information Promotion Department in order to take responsibility for the development and stable operation of the information infrastructure. including supercomputers and networks for education and research at Nagoya University. ITC plays a role in the research and development of High Performance Computing technology in Japan as part of the Joint Use/Research Center for Interdisciplinary Large-Scale Information Infrastructures which consists of eight facilities, including the Information Technology Centers of seven largest national universities in Japan and the Tokyo Institute of Technology Global Scientific Information and Computing Center.
The Information Technology Center at Nagoya University began with the general purpose computer Fujitsu FACOM230-60 in 1971. A supercomputer was first installed in 1987 and has since been used by a number of researchers in the field of scientific computing. We installed the new-system Supercomputer "Flow" and started computing services in July 2020. We support academic research at a wide range of universities and other institutes by supplying services such as computing that accommodates researcher demand for large-scale computing, "Post Processing" to enable visualization, computer statistics, big data mining, "Data Intensive Computing" to provide new services in distributed data processing, distributed databases, and small virtual computers for laboratories. As a partner institute in the Joint Usage/Research Center (JHPCN) in Japan since 2010, we have played a role in the research and development of high-performance computing technology.
Furthermore, since 2010, we have participated in a joint research project in cooperation with the Institute for Space-Earth Environ mental Research (ISEE) at Nagoya University to promote academic research and advanced technology in high-performance computing in fluid, plasma, machine learning, and general computational science. Moreover, since 2012, we have worked as resource providers for the High Performance Computing Infrastructure (HPCI) in Japan, helping to accelerate a wide range of HPC utilization from exploratory research to large-scale and industrial research, to enlarge and foster the computational science community, and to utilize the best achievements for the good of society by matching needs and available resources on a nationwide scale.