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COVID-19 related research at RIKEN (Updated June 30, 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/ .

Fugaku earns “quadruple crown” for third consecutive term

The supercomputer Fugaku—aptly named after Japan’s tallest mountain, Mt. Fuji—maintained its place at the top of the high-performance computing world for the third consecutive term. At ISC2021, an online high-performance computing event, it was awarded first place on the TOP500 list—the best known supercomputing benchmark, as well as HPCG, a measure of supercomputer performance on real-world applications, and HPL-AI, which ranks computers on artificial intelligence related tasks, and Graph500, which gauges a computer’s ability to handle data-intensive loads. Fugaku, which was jointly developed by RIKEN and Fujitsu Limited, began to be used for shared use in March this year.

>> Read more at https://www.riken.jp/en/news_pubs/news/2021/20210628_3/index.html

Recent Research Highlights – RIKEN Research (SUMMER 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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IBRO-RIKEN CBS Summer Program 2021

Reconstructing emotion: from molecules and circuits to concepts

・Lecture course (virtual): June 28 to July 2, 2021

・Application deadline: March 5, 2021 (23:59JST)

Click here to enlarge IBRO-RIKEN CBS Summer Program2021 Poster (PDF 886KB)

The RIKEN Center for Brain Science (RIKEN CBS), located just outside Tokyo, Japan, offers a summer program to train advanced students interested in brain function. The course consists of an intensive 5-day lecture series featuring distinguished international faculty and a poster session to be put on by the program participants. The program will be offered in a hybrid format in which students and lecturers can attend virtually or in-person this year.

For more information, please visit:  https://cbs.riken.jp/en/summer/

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 .

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/ .

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/

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/.

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