RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Science

  • AICS International Symposium
  • International HPC Summer School 2018 in Ostrava, Czech Republic
  • AICS at SC17 (Nov. 12-17, 2017) Booth #905
  • 2018 RIKEN AICS International HPC Computational Science Internship

RIKEN AICS will be closed on October 23, 2017 for RIKEN foundation day.
Please note that our exhibition hall will be also closed on the day.

We apologize for the inconvenience and ask for your understanding.

Open House Day at RIKEN AICS on October 14th, 2017 in Kobe

Annual open house day will be held at RIKEN AICS on October 14th, 2017. Although most presentations and activities will be held in Japanese, we have some English speaking staff and everyone is welcome to join. Please enjoy the already-famous view of the K computer as well as activities for kids, introduction of researches and others.
Information in Japanese(日本語での情報はこちら)

Open House day at RIKEN AICS

Date: Saturday, October 14th, 2017
Place: RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Science (AICS) on Kobe Port Island (map)
(Nearest station: K Computer Mae of the Port Liner)
Time: 10am-4:30pm (please visit us by 4:15pm)
Admission: Free

Program 1

  • Take a look at K computer!
  • Introduction of researches by RIKEN AICS
  • Small seminars (only in Japanese)
  • Exhibition corner
  • Kobe Simulation Kingdom
  • Virtual tour for facilities
  • Tsunami simulation with VR omnidirectional treadmills (For age 13-year old and up)
  • Survey of the AICS researchers (only in Japanese)
  • Supercomputer quiz rally 2017


Program 2  (Distribution of lottery tickets )

We have the following facility tours;
(A) To see the cooling source building and the seismic isolation pits supporting the K computer (Only in Japanese)
(B) To see the computer room and the air-handling unit room (Only in Japanese)

Note: This is a walking tour within AICS where you can visit both the cooling source building and the seismic isolation pits. It is not a tour of the Supercomputer, K computer. If you wish to go on the K computer tour, go to the “Take a look at the K computer!" in Program 1 which does not require reservation and is open for everyone.

For age 6-year old and up.

Please see the details here. (Only in Japanese)
2017年 計算科学研究機構 一般公開開催 施設ツアー

Other important points

If you have any inquires, please contact aics-koho[at]riken.jp.(please change [at] to @)



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Thank you for your understanding.

ISC2017 Graph500 1st place for 5th consecutive time

K computer grabs top spot for 5th consecutive time in Graph 500 "Big Data" supercomputer ranking which seeks to gauge the ability of supercomputers on data-intensive loads rather than simple speed.

Graph 500 Website

ISC2017 Graph500 1st place for 5th consecutive time