On January 11, 2017, RIKEN and the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) signed the CEA-RIKEN High Performance Computing and Computational Science agreement, a five-year agreement to strengthen their partnership in the areas of high-performance computing and computational science. A little more than five years later, on July 28, 2022, both sides elected to extend this agreement after holding the CEA/RIKEN bi-annual on High Performance Computing and Artificial Intelligence workshop. They also added quantum computing to their collaborative research fields.
Under this agreement, the two organizations will enhance their collaboration in a broad range of areas including high-performance computing applications, development of system software, and exchanges of personnel. Through this agreement, RIKEN aims to nurture future generations of talented researchers and contribute to the expansion of Japan-French science and technology.
Research and development centered on next generation supercomputers has also been ranked as a national project by both Japan and France. The addition of quantum computing to the fields of collaboration on July 28, 2022, will further strengthen research collaboration between the two nations.
The new agreement will also be for five years, until January 10, 2027, with the possibility of extension for an additional five years if both sides consent.
This article was first published on 3 August by RIKEN.