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The NIG Supercomputer

The National Institute of Genetics (NIG) provides state-of-the-art supercomputer system services equipped with large-scale clustered computers, large-scale memory-sharing computers, and large-capacity high-speed disk drives as a computational infrastructure for life and medical research.


Due to disk space constraints, we do not back up the data in the user home directory. It is the responsibility of the user to back up the data in their own computing environment.

Scheduled for FY 2023

Scheduled maintenance has ended.

As CentOS 7 will reach End-Of-Life on 30 June 2024, the migration from CentOS 7.9 to Ubuntu Linux 22.04LTS has been performed during scheduled maintenance. For more information, refer to 'OS migration (from CentOS 7.9 to Ubuntu Linux 22.04LTS)' on the Scheduled Maintenance page.

  • With this migration, the analysis environment may need to be re-installed. Please make sure to check the development environment and reinstall the analysis environment on your own.
  • FAQ page for OS migration has been created.🆕

The following will be implemented as usual.

May 13, 2022(Friday) - Suspend acceptance of application for new use for the personal genome analysis division and large-scale storage on the general analysis division

Thank you very much for using the NIG supercomputer.

Due to the computing resources of CPU and Disk are current very tight, we suspend application for new use for the following users.

  • Application for new use using large-scale for the general analysis division
  • Application for new use of personal genome analysis division users

The following applications will be accepted as before.

  • For current alreay large-scale users for the general analysis division and the personal genome analysis division users, we will continue to accept additions of resources to chang the usage plan table as before.
  • Regular user registration for the general analysis division will also be accepted as before. In this case, the disk memory will be limited to the default setting of 1TB.
  • For using of the service for workshops, etc.

Thank you for your understanding that we may not be able to meet your request in such cases.

The timing for resuming application for new use will be decided by checking the availability of computer resources. The availability forecast for each 4 month period will be posted on the website as needed. When you plan to use it, refer to the outlook for availability and submit your usage plan in advance. However, please note that availability is not guaranteed and we may not be able to meet your request.

About Acknowledgements

The activities of the NIG Supercomputer System are evaluated by your acknowledgments. If your paper using our supercomputer system is accepted, please write your acknowledgments by referring to the following example.



  Computations were partially performed on the NIG supercomputer
  at ROIS National Institute of Genetics.

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