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Service suspension of Research Achievement Registration System (RARS)

Updated on October 4, 2022
September 30, 2022
Information Systems Division, R-IH


RARS will be stopped in the schedule below due to the service interruption of the server (HOKUSAI SS).


Friday, October 7, 3:00 p.m.- Wednesday, October 12, 10:00 a.m.
Friday, October 7, 5:00 p.m.- Wednesday, October 12, 10:00 a.m.
(We apologize that shared the wrong time.)


We apologize for the inconvenience. Thank you for your cooperation.


RARS Administrators (rars [at]


[Please fill out the questionnaire] Questionnaire regarding the use of Fugaku

September 15, 2022
Information Systems Division, R-IH

Please help us by filling out this questionnaire in advance of preparing for the Fugaku use support.

Purpose of the questionnaire

We are considering establishing a comprehensive framework for RIKEN researchers to promote research and development and improve operational efficiency, not only within RIKEN, but also by utilizing a variety of external and other paid computing resources and services that are appropriate for their own research and work.

This initiative aims to establish a consistent framework for the use of computational resources and services, not only within RIKEN but also from a variety of external resources and services, based on the direction set by President Gokami, who assumed his new position this fiscal year. In this fiscal year, as a trial for the use of paid computational resources and services, we expect to initially subsidize the usage fees from the President’s Discretionary Funds.

As one of this year’s trials, RIKEN is considering actively adopting and subsidizing the use of Fugaku for simulations and data processing that RIKEN expects to produce results as soon as possible. Although the details of the subsidy may vary depending on the total number of proposals submitted, at this time we are assuming that the full amount of the subsidy will be provided for this trial use. We are conducting this survey as a preliminary study for this purpose. We would appreciate your active participation in this survey.

  • Target: RIKEN employee (for visiting staff, please consult with your supervisor (PI))
  • Deadline: 6:00 p.m., September 26, 2022
  • Contact: isys-hpc [at]

(Sep. 21-22, 24-25) e-learning (Moodle) Service Maintenance

September 15, 2022
Information Systems Division, R-IH

Due to maintenance work, the e-learning service will be suspended on the following date and time.


Date and time: 1) From 10:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 21, 2022
  to 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 22, 2022
2) From 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 24, 2022
  to 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, September 25, 2022

Affected areas: 1) e-learning (Moodle) Service for external access [ ]
2) e-learning (Moodle) Service for RIKEN network [ ]

Affecting: Unable to connect to the e-learning Service
Reason: Maintenance work


We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your cooperation.