Information Environment Supporting an Intelligent Campus

To support a world-class research and education environment, the center provides a high-level, 24/7 information environment where researchers and students are provided with one information terminal each. Because all data generated is stored on file servers, users can always access the same operational environment from any information terminal. This also prevents loss of data in case of a hardware faulure in the information terminal.

When large scale or high-speed computations are necessary, this system allows free access from information terminals to any of the massively parallel computers in the center. These massively parallel computers are connected to a hierarchically configured high-speed network. These information environments are set up for easy 24-hour access, allowing users to pursue resarch and educational activities at any time.

The center is now promoting the NEW FRONTIER Project for the information environment for the next ten years. Our aim is to create a world-leading high level information environment through the enrichment of a grid-based high performance computing environment, configuration of a grid-based advanced collaborative enviroment, and incorporation of a flexible security system.