Research Division

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Akinori YONEZAWA
Deputy Director
RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Science
Division Director
RIKEN AICS Research Division
Biography

My Recent Talk

Today's supercomputers employ hundreds of thousands of cores which work simultaneously and in parallel to rapidly calculate and process enormous volumes of data. Getting a supercomputer to work at its full potential, however, requires extremely sophisticated technology.

Achieving this kind of technology is impossible without close collaboration between computational and computer science and this is precisely what is taking place in the RIKEN AICS Research Division. Computational science involves the application of new methodologies of large-scale numerical simulation for research and development in physics, chemistry, biology, medical science, and engineering. Computer science, on the other hand, focuses on computer systems architecture, the algorithms that lay out the methods and procedures for problem-solving, management of computational and memory resources, systems software that allows communication among different computers, and application programs.

The AICS Research Division brings together researchers specializing in computational and computer science to merge and develop the two fields into what may eventually become a whole new field of interdisciplinary computational science that will maximize the potential of the supercomputer for major breakthroughs in science and technology.

The AICS Research Division was launched in 2010, and is still quite new, but we hope to make major progress and achieve significant results by the time the K computer is completed and running.

My Festschrift

 

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System Software Research
Team

Team Leader
Yutaka ISHIKAWA

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Programming Environment
Research Team

Team Leader
Mitsuhisa SATO

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Processor Research Team

Team Leader
Makoto TAIJI

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Large-scale Parallel Numerical Computing Technology
Research Team

Team Leader
Toshiyuki IMAMURA

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HPC Usability Research Team

Team Leader
Toshiyuki MAEDA

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Field Theory Research Team

Team Leader
Yoshinobu KURAMASHI

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Discrete Event Simulation Research Team

Team Leader
Nobuyasu ITO

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Computational Molecular
Science Research Team

Team Leader
Takahito NAKAJIMA

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Computational Materials Science Research Team

Team Leader
Seiji YUNOKI

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Computational Biophysics
Research Team

Team Leader
Yuji SUGITA

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Particle Simulator Research Team

Team Leader
Junichiro MAKINO

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Computational Climate Science Research Team

Team Leader
Hirofumi TOMITA

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Complex Phenomena Unified Simulation Research Team

Team Leader
Makoto Tsubokura

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HPC Programming Framework Research Team

Team Leader
Naoya MARUYAMA

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Advanced Visualization
Research Team

Team Leader
Kenji ONO

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Data Assimilation Research Team

Team Leader
Takemasa Miyoshi

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Computational Chemistry
Research Unit

Research Unit Leader
Kimihiko HIRAO

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Computational Disaster Mitigation and Reduction Research Unit

Unit Leader
Muneo HORI

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Computational Structural Biology Research Unit

Unit Leader
Florence TAMA