Tohoku University was established in 1907 as the third national university in Japan. The ancient castle grounds founded in Sendai city are home to the majority of Tohoku University's facilities.
In Tohoku University, four independent high-performance computing systems are hosted, which are operated by Cyberscience Center, Institute of Fluid Science (IFS), Institute of Materials Research (IMR), and Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization (ToMMo). These systems play a pivotal role in a wide spectrum of research projects which are well-recognized and highly-evaluated for their achievement of various academic, industrial, and social studies.
Our missions are:
Supercomuting system in Cyberscience center --- The primary mission of the Cyberscience Center is to offer a leading-edge computing environment to academic users of various research fields nationwide in Japan and even outside of Japan, while encouraging collaboration among researchers and users in computational science and computer science.
Advance Fluid Information Research Center, IFS --- Our organization leads the way in making fluid science and technologies the basis of sustainable development in human society, carrying out research on “Fluid Information,” not only for fluid flow but also for heat, energy, electromagnetic and information flow, from macroscopic and microscopic points of view.
Center for Computational Materials Science, IMR --- Our organization contributes to human civilization and well-being through the creation and application of truly useful materials by research on metals, semiconductors, ceramics, organics, and many others, including its compounds, composites, and structures.
Supercomputer System in ToMMo --- ToMMo establishes advanced medical system to foster the reconstruction from the Great East Japan Earthquake. We developed biobank that combines medical and genome information during the process of rebuilding the community medical system in the Tohoku area.