AIST starts operation of ABCI, which is a publicly available cloud infrastructure for AI research and development, from this July and RWBC-OIL will start AI research using ABCI. AIST researchers, especially RWBC-OIL members, attend ISC18 to provide presentation and booth exhibition about ABCI and related research projects.

ABCI ranked #5 in Top500 and #8 in Green500.

Tianqi Xu won the ISC Research Poster Award.

ISC18 Booth Exhibition

RWBC-OIL mission is to advance the high-end processing and applications of big data in the real world, utilizing high-performance computing as well as AI-based analysis technologies on world-leading computing infrastructures. Collaborating with top-tier global research institutions as well as industries, this effort focuses on areas such as video recognition, drug design, and social simulations.

Highlights at ISC 2018 is AI Bridging Cloud Infrastructure (ABCI). ABCI is an open innovation platform with world-class computing resources of 550 Pflops (HP) / 37 Pflops (DP) for AI research and development. Further information is available from ABCI web site.

Booth Map

Visit our booth at #K-518
RWBC-OIL booth is K-518


ABCI Hardware
ABCI Hardware
ABCI ABCI Software & Services
ABCI Software & Services
TokyoTech Tsubame
RWBC-OIL Overview
RWBC-OIL Overview
RWBC-OIL Research Group
RWBC-OIL Research Group
RWBC-OIL Applications
RWBC-OIL Applications


Research Poster

(RP16) HuronFS : Hierarchical, User-level and On-demand Burst Buffer File System
Tianqi Xu, Kento Sato, Satoshi Matsuoka
Date: Tuesday, June 26th 8:30am - 10am
Location: Substanz 1, 2

Workshop Presentation @ ExaComm 2018 workshop

ABCI: AI Bridging Cloud Infrastructure for Scalable AI/Big Data
Dr. Hitoshi Sato
Date: Thursday, June 28th 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Location: Basalt


  1. ABCI ranked #5 in Top500 list.
    This is #1 in Japan, #3 in Asia.
  2. ABCI ranked #8 in Green500 list.
    This is #6 in Japan and Asia.