Main Theater［East hall 2］
Jan. 26, 2022 (Wed.)
Towards Digital Transformation of Materials for Industry and Manufacturing Using Fugaku
Center for Computational Science
Prof. Satoshi Matsuoka
Japan's flagship supercomputer Fugaku, which became operational in March 2021, is designed to achieve world-class performance as well as broad versatility regarding users and applications, with good connectivity with other branches of IT. As a result, both first principle as well as AI-based simulation technologies, previously realized by supercomputers in limited number of fields, will become commonplace for supercomputing in general and play a central role in the DX towards Society 5.0. The wide applicability of "simulation first" philosophy will realize DX in wide variety of industrial manufacturing and lead to the strengthening of Japan's competitiveness. We continue to improve Fugaku, in terms of software, operations, applications etc. for such purposes; in particular, Fugaku is expected to produce innovative results in a wide range of nanotechnology fields, and will contribute not only to the simulation part but also to material informatics in general due to its versatility.
Materials Research Using the Supercomputer Fugaku
The University of Tokyo
Department of Physics
Prof. Shinji Tsuneyuki
The role of computer simulation in materials research is threefold. The first is to create materials based on fundamental equations in a virtual space in a computer and to calculate physical quantities that are difficult to measure, thereby advancing the understanding of physical properties and their expression mechanisms. The second is to predict material properties. The third is to predict new materials with desired properties by using data science methods such as machine learning in addition to virtual screening using a large number of simulations. Fugaku is expected to contribute to materials research because of its unprecedented performance in both advanced simulation and machine learning. In this talk, I will introduce advanced examples of seven materials research projects (batteries, magnets, semiconductors, polymers, etc.) selected by the MEXT's "Program for Promoting Research on the Supercomputer Fugaku" and look ahead to future materials DX using supercomputers.