Supercomputer

Fee for SHIROKANE

Below is the usage fee for supercomputer system SHIROKANE.

SHIROKANE Fee List for Academic Organizations

The fee list of SHIROKANE for academic users (PDF)

The queue and the number of slots of Univa Grid Engine which can be used (academic users)


Shirokane3 Fee List for Civilian Agencies

The fee list of SHIROKANE for private company users (PDF)

The queue and the number of slots of Univa Grid Engine which can be used (private company users)

There are various usage plans ranging from a free usage plan to a large-scale occupation usage plan.
Minute addition of resources is possible.
Application details can be changed monthly.
Corporate bodies can register as users.
Service fees for those belonging to academic research institutes such as universities can be paid out of scientific research funds, and can be paid in a lump sum at specific times of the year, such as the end of the fiscal year.
Fees can also be paid as a lump sum at the beginning of the usage plan instead of as monthly payments.
A review requires five business days (excluding weekends, holidays, and the period from December 29 to January 3).
Regulations on Use and the fee charts are reviewed annually.
If the user wishes to execute more than 128 jobs concurrently, the user needs to acquire the HGC Supercomputer License (Online Exam).

To those who use Shirokane 3 before March 2017

Changes related to Shirokane 4 expansion

From April, 2017, we began operation of Supercomputer System SHIROKANE which added Shirokane4 to Shirokane3.

Additional parts by adding Shirokane4 are as follows. Shirokane4 will be operated together with Shirokane3.

  • Add 18 PBytes Home Disk (3 file systems)
  • Add 140 compute nodes (145 TFLOPS)
  • Increase cache area of archive disk by 3 PBytes

SHIROKANE changed the billing amount of Home Disk and increased the Home Disk of the course to be used. The details are as follows.There is no change in the fee of the use course.

  • Fee of additional Home Disk is change.
    (It is a charge of 1 TiB unit.)
Until March 2017From April 2017
yearly amountmonthly amountyearly amountmonthly amount
Academic Organizations¥ 60,000¥ 5,000¥ 36,000¥ 3,000
Civilian Agencies¥ 120,000¥ 10,000¥ 72,000¥ 6,000
  • The name of the course has changed. Space Home Disks increases.
Shirokane3 until March 2017SHIROKANE from April 2017
Course NameHome DiskCourse NameHome Disk
SpaceNumber of filesSpaceNumber of files
Free course
Trial course
1 GiB1,000Free course
Trial course
100 GiB1,000
C1
G1
1 TiB1 MD1
H1
2 TiB2 M
C2
G2
1 TiB1 MD2
H2
2 TiB2 M
C3
G3
2 TiB2 MD3
H3
3 TiB3 M
C4
G4
4 TiB4 MD4
H4
6 TiB6 M
C5
G5
8 TiB8 MD5
H5
12 TiB12 M
C6
G6
16 TiB16 MD6
H6
24 TiB24 M
C7
G7
32 TiB32 MD7
H7
48 TiB48 M
C8
G8
64 TiB64 MD8
H8
96 TiB96 M
C9
G9
128 TiB128 MD9
H9
192 TiB192 M

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