Data Science Infrastructure HSS TOP

The Shared Use Computers HOKUSAI consists of the Supercomputer HOKUSAI BigWaterfall (HBW) and the Data Science Infrastructure HOKUSAI SailingShip (HSS).

Data Science Infrastructure HOKUSAI SailingShip(HSS) system

  • The lease period is from June 1, 2020 to May 31, 2026
  • Data farm
    • DDN ES7990X 7 unit
    • 30 PB、EXAScaler (Lustre) filesystem
  • CPU farm
    • FUJITSU Server PRIMERGY CX2550 M5 440 node
    • Intel Xeon Platinum 8260 (2.40 GHz、24 core)
    • 2 CPU/node、21,120 core、1.62 PFlops
    • 384 GB (DDR4-2933)、SSD 1.92 TB、10GBASE-Tx2
  • PIaaS (Private Infrastructure as a Service)
    • Mirantis Cloud Platform (MCP): Commercial distribution of OpenStack
    • CPU farm, data farm, and network are virtualized by MCP, and system infrastructure is provided as a tenant for each user.

Usage of SS and usage policy

Schedule: From October 19, 2020 to May, 2026

Usage of SS

  1. Create a project in the Online Submission System.
  2. Purchase points in the Online Submission System and use the points to secure computational resources and storage.
  3. Use the OpenStack management console to build a tenant (system infrastructure) in a virtual environment.
  4. Using Virtual Machines (VM) and shared storage within the tenant.
Supercomputer Systems Usage Policy Enforced: October 19, 2020
Supercomputer Systems Operation Procedure Created: October, 2020

For more information on how to use SS and the usage fees,see please refer to the user’s guide on the Online Submission System and handouts of user meeting about shared use computers on September 25.

Usage fees and notes

The services and usage fees that are subject to usage fees are defined in the Handling of Usage Fees for Information System Services Provided by the Head Office for Information Systems and Cybersecurity.

Pool type CPU resources
  • Purchased in advance and monthly basis until the end of the fiscal year
    • No prorating, even in the middle of the month
  • 360 JPY per month for 2vCPU
    • Allocate 8GB of memory and 36GB of local storage (SSD) per 2vCPU
On-demand type CPU resources
  • Purchase resources in advance, and only the amount you actually use will be deducted from them
  • 360 JPY per 720 hours for 2vCPU
    • Allocate 8GB of memory and 36GB of local storage (SSD) per 2vCPU

Shared storage
  • Purchased in advance and monthly basis until the end of the fiscal year
    • No prorating, even in the middle of the month
  • 180 JPY per month per 1TB

The points are valid until the end of the fiscal year and cannot be returned.
Also, once the points are converted to service content, they cannot be converted back to points.

For MEXT (excluding KAKENHI, JSPS, and JST), JAXA, NEDO, METI, and MLIT proposals, please contact the External Funds Office to inquire about the availability of payment, payment methods, deadlines at the end of the fiscal year, and other conditions.
[Contact] gaibushikin-toiawase [at]
If you are using external funds, please make sure you use up your points, computational resources and storage.

Requesting a Network Address

You can add four different network addresses for your project by email.
Please fill in the project name, the type of network address, the number of IP addresses required, and the purpose of the network address.

After it is configured in the VM as you would normally apply for a global IP address.
After the VM is configured with a RIKEN global FIP address, it must be applied for and passed a security audit in the same way as a normal RIKEN global IP address acquisition process.

Online Submission System(hss-desk)

  • Users access using the RIKEN authentication infrastructure
    • Login with Shibboleth authentication on the RIKEN authentication platform
    • The same User ID and Password as AIR100
  • Application and management of project
  • Management of computational resources and storage
  • Various documents

OpenStack Control Console (hssa cluster, pool type) (hssb cluster, on-demand type)

  • Accessible from inside RIKEN (or RIKEN VPN).
  • Tenant management