AIST at the SC2016, Salt Lake City

Extending AI Capability

As the potential of artificial intelligence rapidly expands, there are increasing demands to integrate AI technologies in various applications through the research and development process. Despite the success of some AI applications, a considerable number of prospective AI applications require capabilities that are far beyond current AI platforms. We are pursuing research to overcome these gaps with both software and hardware approaches. This research is being conducted through several collaboration projects and extensive internship program.

AIST SC2016 Booklet

Beyond Moore's Law Computing

Flow-centric Heterogeneous Architecture for Post-Moore Era

Flow Centric Heterogeneous Architecture (FCHA) is heterogeneous computing engines connected by a high bandwidth communication network. Data are moved between engines aggressively so as to process the data as efficiently as possible. FCHA will be one of the ways to improve computing performance even after the end of Moore’s law.
Flow-centric Heterogeneous Architecture for Post-Moore Era
Contact : takano-ryousei aist.go.jp

Flow in Cloud: Highly Efficient Cloud-based Machine Learning System

We recently initiated a project to develop a cloud-based machine learning system based on the FCHA. Flow in Cloud is a pool of multiple kinds of processing engines such as FPGA and GPU connected by a circuit switch network. A special operating system, Flow OS, will combine, connect, and provide such engines to users based on job requirements.
Flow in Cloud: Highly Efficient Cloud-based Machine Learning System
Contact : takano-ryousei aist.go.jp

Superconducting Quantum Annealer

Quantum annealing (QA) is a metaheuristic for efficiently solving combinatorial optimization problems by using quantum mechanical effects. We are developing a scalable QA hardware (quantum annealer) by combining our superconductor-device fabrication and computer architecture technology targeting, for example, applications for the Internet of Things (IoT).
Superconducting Quantum Annealer
Contact : s-kawabata aist.go.jp
URL : https://unit.aist.go.jp/neri/cravity/en/

Artificial Intelligence Hub

Artificial Intelligence Research Center (AIRC)

It is essential to have a close relationship between application research and fundamental research for Artificial Intelligence (AI). In this relationship, the use of cutting-edge research in real-world problems brings about new, innovative technologies for society. The goal of AIRC is to become a research hub where both established and young researchers work together on joint projects, and where industries and academia can collaborate to achieve the same goal.
Artificial Intelligence Research Center (AIRC)
Contact : hide-nakada aist.go.jp
URL : http://www.airc.aist.go.jp

AIST AI Cloud (AAIC)

AIST AI Cloud (AAIC)
Contact : hide-nakada aist.go.jp

AI Bridging Cloud Infrastructure (ABCI)

ABCI is an open innovation platform with computing resources of more than hundred petaflops for world-class AI R&D. Through industry and academia collaboration, Algorithms, Big Data, and Computing Power will be leveraged in a single common public platform. ABCI will rapidly accelerate the deployment of AI into real businesses and society.
AI Bridging Cloud Infrastructure (ABCI)
Contact : h-ogawa aist.go.jp

Open Innovation Hub

AIST International Projects

The global reach and impact of research, especially in ICT, is growing rapidly. Data and technologies are available on an international scale, requiring collaborative projects leveraging on this trend. To achieve this, we are actively participating in several international research communities.
AIST International Projects
Contact : jh.haga aist.go.jp

AIST Internship Program

As science is becoming increasingly global, it is critical for the next generation of scientists to be prepared both technically and culturally to enter the 21st century workforce. To address this, we are creating an international hub for research and culture training for students.
AIST Internship Program
Contact : jh.haga aist.go.jp

JP-NOC

JP-NOC