Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE:HPE) today announced that it has built a new supercomputer for the University of Hyogo, Japan’s leading public university. The new supercomputer uses HPE Apollo systems to target modeling, simulation and artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities to advance investigations into society’s most complex and pressing issues. This is the university’s third generation supercomputer with significantly improved performance to run big data sets involving complex scientific data across meteorology, manufacturing, physics and medicine. The advanced capabilities will also help increase accuracy in outcomes through the use of AI and machine learning.
The new supercomputer, which is housed at the Center for Cooperative Work on Computational Science at the University of Hyogo, will provide resources to support growing research demands from academic institutions and private/public collaboration initiatives.
“Our purpose is to contribute to society through education and research, and this powerful new supercomputer plays a vital role in advancing this mission and in addressing our diverse requirements,” said Professor Dr. Hitoshi Washizu, University of Hyogo. “The HPC and AI solution from HPE, backed by its broad portfolio, extensive experience, and track record, has proven instrumental in realizing our mission.”
Specific areas of research that will be addressed at the university include the fields of meteorological phenomena, plasma physics, complex fluids, earthquake-resistant architecture, energy-saving materials, econophysics and environmental DNA research. For example, research teams have already delivered insights into the features of sudden torrential downpours of rain, developed coating materials that prevent formation of blood clots in artificial heart and lungs, and have been working to predict building damage and economic loss resulting from the Nankai Trough earthquake.