Supercomputer

General Structure

HGC's supercomputing system, SHIROKANE is the fastest supercomputer in the life-science research sector in Japan. SHIROKANE has many nodes and consists of two separate systems, Shirokane1 and Shirokane2. Shirokane1 has been used to develop analytical tools for genomic medical research since January, 2009, and Shirokane2 was integrated into the SHIROKANE system in January, 2012. In the late December 2012, HGC shut down its shared memory server, SGI Altix 4700 and brought up a new server, SGI Altix UV 100 which has more computing power than 4700. These excellent computing resources help researchers explore massive amount of gnomic data.

Shirokane1 performance (Since Jan,2009)

System configurationDevice nameRpeak
(Gflops)
CPUOSCPU
CPU Cores
memory
/node
Disk
Distributed-memory server Type-ASun Fire X444075,494AMD Quad Core Opteron 8356 (2.3GHz)CentOS192128 GB-
Distributed-memory server Type-BSun Blade X6250Intel Quad Core Xeon E5450 (3.0GHz)6,14432 GB-
Sharred-memory server (closed 2011,Dec)SGI Altix 4700849Intel Itanium (1.66GHz)SUSE Linux  1282 TB58 TB
Disk Array System------1 PB

Shirokane2 performance (Since Jan,2012)

System configurationDevice nameRpeak
(Gflops)
CPUOSCPU
CPU Cores
memory
/node
Disk
Distributed-memory server Type-AHitachi HA8000/RS210150,141Intel Xeon X5675 (3.06GHz)Red Hat Enterprise Linux144144 GB-
Distributed-memory server Type-BHitachi HA8000-tc/HT225AMD Opteron 6276 (2.3GHz)16,12832 GB-
Sharred-memory serverSGI Altix UV 1001,361Intel Xeon E7 8837 (2.66GHz)1282 TB58 TB
Disk Array System------2 PB

Supercomputers

Shirokane1 System
Super ComputerSystem

Shirokane2 System
Super ComputerSystem2

System History

For past system update history, you can click on the link below:

January 2003 - December 2008SupercomputerSystem General Structure

January 2009 - Shirokane1 General Structure

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