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Invitation to “Hope for the Future – RIKEN Symposium on Sustainable Resource Science -” on Friday, May 28, 2021

RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science (CSRS) will host an international symposium themed “Hope for the Future – RIKEN Symposium on Sustainable Resource Science -” and would like you to join this online symposium.

Keynote Lecture “The Future Society Engendered
by Lithium-ion Batteries ” is presented by Dr. Akira Yoshino (Recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2019 / Honorary Fellow, Asahi Kasei Corporation).

Friday, May 28, 2021 9:00 am to 5:50 pm JST (8:00 am to 4:50 pm SGT)
Organizer: RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science (CSRS)
Zoom Webinar
 * English and Japanese (Simultaneous interpretation from English to Japanese)
 * Pre-registration is required from the page of “Registration“.
Live-stream on YouTube  https://youtu.be/5Gz8GOyqVVQ
 * English only
 * Free to access

>> For more information, please visit  at http://www.csrs.riken.jp/en/symposium/index.html .

A faster diagnostic test for COVID-19

April 19, 2021

Scientists from the RIKEN Cluster for Pioneering Research have developed a new technology that can be used to diagnose COVID-19 in just minutes, by detecting single molecules of the virus RNA. Unlike the most commonly used method today, PCR, it does not require amplification of the RNA.

>> Read more at https://www.riken.jp/en/news_pubs/news/2020/20210419_2/index.htmlhttps://www.riken.jp/en/news_pubs/news/2020/20210419_2/index.html .

COVID-19 related research at RIKEN

Updated April 15, 2021

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, RIKEN is putting its research infrastructure and resources to work in a number of areas, including the development of more effective diagnostic kits, publication of data to contribute to the development of effective therapies, and other research to help people and communities get through the crisis.

>> Read more at https://www.riken.jp/en/covid-19-rd/ .

RIKEN established RIKEN Centre for Quantum Computing on April 1, 2021

The RIKEN Center for Quantum Computing (RQC) explores the frontier of quantum technologies through the research and development of quantum computers as innovative information processing units based on the principles of quantum mechanics. Our full-stack approach covers broad aspects of the research and development from hardware to software and from basic science to applications.

>> For more information, visit at https://rqc.riken.jp/en/ .

Shared use of Supercomputer Fugaku begins

On March 9, 2021, the development of the supercomputer Fugaku was completed, and shared use of the machine began. The computer, currently ranked as the most powerful in the world, was developed by RIKEN and Fujitsu starting in 2014, with the mission of becoming the core of Japan’s High Performance Computing Infrastructure, an initiative of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.

>> Read more at https://www.riken.jp/en/news_pubs/news/2021/20210309_2/index.html.

Recent Research Highlights – RIKEN Research (SPRING 2021)

“RIKEN Research” is a quarterly English-language publication, highlighting the latest research at RIKEN labs and centers. You can download the PDF of the latest and the past printed issues at RIKEN Research archives.

To search RIKEN’s latest and past research news by year/research fields, please visit at Research News.

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Singapore researchers to access Fugaku, the world fastest supercomputer

November 30, 2020

New collaboration between RIKEN Center for Computational Science (R-CCS), Research Organization for Information Science and Technology (RIST) and National Computing Centre (NSCC) Singapore, will allow Singapore scientists to directly tap on the HPC resources of Japan’s Fugaku supercomputer to do ground breaking research, enhance educational activities and develop talent in high performance computing (HPC).

>>Find out more information from NSCC’s Press Room page https://www.nscc.sg/press-room/ and the press release(PDF).

>> Open call information from RIST to the Global HPC communities on how to access Fugaku
Video tutorial : How to Access World Fastest Supercomputer Fugaku
https://fugaku100kei.jp/e/exhibit/

Japan’s Fugaku retains title as world’s fastest supercomputer

November 17, 2020

The supercomputer Fugaku, which is being developed jointly by RIKEN and Fujitsu Limited based on Arm® technology, has again taken the top spot on the major high-performance computer rankings, including the Top500 list, in all of the rankings posting much higher scores than the runners-up. The other rankings are HPCG, a ranking of supercomputers running real-world applications, HPL-AI, which ranks supercomputers based on their performance capabilities for tasks typically used in artificial intelligence applications, and Graph 500, which ranks systems based on data-intensive loads. It also posted the highest score by far on the Graph 500 ranking. The awards were announced on November 16 (Japan time) at the SC20 High-Performance Computing Conference, currently being held as an online event.

>> Full media release can be found at RIKEN website : https://www.riken.jp/en/news_pubs/news/2020/20201117_2/index.html

>>(日本語報道)スーパーコンピュータ「富岳」TOP500、HPCG、HPL-AIにおいて2期連続の世界第1位を獲得: https://www.riken.jp/pr/news/2020/20201117_2/index.html

RIKEN at a Glance 2020

Do you want to know about RIKEN ? Here is the latest pamphlet offers an introduction to RIKEN. To download the PDF of the printed version, please visit http://www.riken.jp/en/pr/publications/pamphlets/.

Japan’s Fugaku gains title as world’s fastest supercomputer

Supercomputer FUGAKU ” photo from https://www.riken.jp/en/news_pubs/news/2020/20200623_1/index.html

June 23, 2020

The supercomputer Fugaku, which is being developed jointly by RIKEN and Fujitsu Limited based on Arm® technology, has taken the top spot on the Top500 list, a ranking of the world’s fastest supercomputers. It also swept the other rankings of supercomputer performance, taking first place on the HPCG, a ranking of supercomputers running real-world applications, HPL-AI, which ranks supercomputers based on their performance capabilities for tasks typically used in artificial intelligence applications, and Graph 500, which ranks systems based on data-intensive loads. This is the first time in history that the same supercomputer has become No.1 on Top500, HPCG, and Graph500 simultaneously. The awards were announced on June 22 at the ISC High Performance 2020 Digital, an international high-performance computing conference.

>>Full media release can be found at RIKEN website : https://www.riken.jp/en/news_pubs/news/2020/20200623_1/index.html

>>(日本語報道)スーパーコンピュータ「富岳」TOP500、HPCG、HPL-AI、Graph500において世界第1位を獲得:https://www.riken.jp/pr/news/2020/20200623_1/index.html

The 5th USM-RIKEN Centre of Ageing Science (URICAS) Workshop held at RIKEN Singapore Office

On November 25-26, 2019, the 5th USM-RIKEN Centre of Ageing Science (URICAS) Workshop was held at RIKEN Singapore Office, Biopolis, Singapore.

Group photo of the participants

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RIKEN booth at “Thailand National Science and Technology Fair 2019”  

From August 16 to 25, RIKEN joined the fair as a part of Japan Pavilion for the third time. RIKEN booth featured introduction of RIKEN national science institute and programs for young researchers as well as RIKEN’s Brain Science research collaboration with Chulalongcorn University in Thailand, and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore.

 

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