Category Archives: Supercomputer
Usage Report of FY2018 project and Application of FY2019 General Use project
We have just anounced by email to HOKUSAI users that we start accepting the Usage Report of FY2018 project and the Application of FY2019 General Use project.

Accepting period

Start: 3:00 PM (JST) January 23, 2019
End: 5:00 PM (JST) February 13, 2019
  • Since the application system will be closed automatically at the deadline, please complete submitting process including uploading the files in advance with a margin by the deadline.
  • You have to submit the Usage Report of FY2018 to apply for FY2019 project.



Announcement about Schedule about Usage Report of FY2018 and Application of FY2019

Submissions of the usage report of FY2018 and the application for General Use project of FY2019 of HOKUSAI are going to start around January 23th. We will inform you about the usage report, the application, the forms, and the submission procedure at that time.

The due date will be three weeks after that.


HOKUSAI is going to be operated during the New Year’s Holiday (12/29 – 1/3). However, any troubles and questions during the holiday will be handled after January 4th.

Additionally, we have reminded about IT security measures during the holiday in this URL.(RIKEN internal)


Software update(ANSYS, Amber, Intel Compilers)

Following three software packages were updated.


Updated from version 19.0 to 19.2. The executing command was changed ansys190 to ansys192.

Please refer to the portal about how to use ANSYS  (


Updated from version 16 to  18.

Please refer to the portal about how to use AMBER (

Intel Compilers

Parallel Studio XE 2018 Update3 was installed.

■System: bwmpc, gwacsg, gwacsl

■Please refet to the following release note to get more information.

Manuals of Intel compilers are available on the portal (

-> [Application Computing Server(Intel Parallel Studio XE Composer Edition 2018)]
  -> [C++ Compiler and libraries]
  -> [Fortran Compiler and libraries]
  -> [Intel MPI]

How to compile.

Non parallel job
[username@hokusai1 ~]$ module load intel
[username@hokusai1 ~]$ icc test.c

Parallel job (MPI)
[username@hokusai1 ~]$ module load intel
[username@hokusai1 ~]$ mpiicc test.c

If you have any questions, please contact