University of Tokyo studies AI with SGI supercomputer

SGI Japan, Ltd., part of Silicon Graphics International Corp. (NASDAQ: SGI), has been selected by University of Tokyo to perform advanced data analysis and simulation within its Information Technology Center, the company said.

The center is one of Japan´s major research and educational institutions for building, applying, and utilizing large computer systems. The new SGI system will be in operation beginning July 1, 2016.

The University of Tokyo´s Information Technology Center serves as a hub for the joint usage/research center for interdisciplinary large-scale information infrastructures (JHPCN), a consortium of supercomputer centers across eight leading universities. ITC/UTokyo provides more than 2,000 users inside and outside the university with access to supercomputing systems in scientific fields including engineering, earth sciences, space physics and material science.

Silicon Graphics International Corp. is a global provider of high-performance solutions for computing, data analytics and data management.