Why Allied? – aim of the alliance
The T2K Open Supercomputer Alliance was established primarily aiming at collaborative work on the specification design for new supercomputers procured by the following three member universities.
- Center for Computational Sciences, University of Tsukuba
- Information Technology Center, University of Tokyo
- Academic Center for Computing and Media Studies, Kyoto University
This activity is for creative procurements at the initiative of universities based on technology market research, rather than those by choosing machines from product market and at the initiative of system venders. This creative and university-initiative approach results in open specifications, with respect to the architecture, software stack and usage of the new supercomputers, to give an efficient HPC solution with the most advanced technologies to a wide-spectrum of users in Japanese academe.