Additional recruitment of projects in the 2nd half of FY2016(non-periodic)
FY2016 regular operation of HOKUSAI GreatWave started on April 4. ACCC 
starts accepting FY2016 2nd application of General use project. 
(Applictions of Quick use project are always acceptable.)

(1)     Acceptable usage category of FY2016 2nd application
General use of this fiscal year of RIKEN.
Note: Applications of General use project are acceptable only during the 
specified periods which are put twice a fiscal year. However, we 
allocated most CPU resources at 1st application of FY. At 2nd application 
of FY, a small part of CPU resources will be provided. Applications for 
Quick use project are always acceptable.

General use project is a category for projects which need more than 1% of 
any computing resources and it is required to estimate necessary 
computing time in previous usage. Quick use projects are permitted to use 
1% of each computing resources of remaining term.

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Total computing resources for 12 months
GW-MPC: 302,745,600 core-hours
GW-ACSL:  1,051,200 core-hours
GW-ACSG:  6,307,200 core-hours
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GW-RICC: 32,366,400 core-hours (9 months until the end of December 2016)
(The regular operation of GW-RICC system will be finished in the end of 
December 2016. However, we are considering about  practicable 
operation after the end of the regular operation. We will inform you
about our operation  plan of GW-RICC when we decide the plan.)
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The allocatable computing resources at FY2016 2nd application
(Remainder of FY2016 1st application and estimation from usage situation 
of CPU resources.)
GW-MPC:24,219,648 core-hours (8% of total computing resources in the FY)
GW-ACSL:378,432 core-hours (36% of total computing resources in the FY)
GW-ACSG:1,892,160 core-hours (30% of total computing resources in the
FY)
GW-RICC:8,091,600 core-hours (25% of total computing resources in the FY)

The upper limit of core-hours of a project is 20 % of each computing 
resources in the FY. In the case of GW-MPC the upper limit of core-hours 
is 8 % due to the limited allocatable computing resources. When the sum 
of the application core-hours exceeds the allocatable core-hours, core-
hours are allocated from the project obtained higher score by the Review 
Committee.

Applicants must read these three documents to know the details about user 
eligibility, usage categories, system configuration of HOKUSAI-GW and how 
to be reviewed before making proposals.

Supercomputer Usage Policy and System Summary of Operations
http://accc.riken.jp/en/supercom/application/usage-policy/

System Overview
http://accc.riken.jp/en/supercom/overview/

Document about the review
http://accc.riken.jp/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/20160204handout.pdf

(2)     Application forms and how to submit
Please download forms you need and submit by online submission system.
(ACCC can’t accept application by e-mail.)
http://accc.riken.jp/en/supercom/application/

General use: Form 2 and 3

(3)     Accepting Period
General use:
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Due date: 5:00 PM on August 31 (JST)
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(4) Results of the review
ACCC will send results of reviews in the end of September.
We may postpone notices of results depending on the number of 
applications because of the extension of reviewing period. 

(5)Inquiry and consultation
Please contact hpc@riken.jp ahead of time because the due date is exact.