Information about the FY2022 new system can be found here.

Scientific results using RCCS

 The process of remdesivir uptake into the protein (RNA-dependent RNA polymerase) that replicates the gene of SARS-CoV-2 was revealed by molecular dynamics simulations. Remdesivir has a phosphate group with a negative charge, and the binding site of RNA polymerase has Mg2+ ions. In addition, RNA polymerase has lysine residues, which are positively charged, in a line toward the binding site. It was found that the lysine residue attracts the phosphate group of remdesivir and passes it to the next lysine residue sequentially, transporting the drug to the binding site like a bucket brigade.

S. Tanimoto, S. G. Itoh, and H. Okumura: Biophys. J. (2021), DOI: 10.1016/j.bpj.2021.07.026, “Bucket brigade” using lysine residues in RNA-dependent RNA polymerase of SARS-CoV-2

Functional dynamics plays an important role when biomolecular machines fulfill their functions. For example, transporter proteins transport their substrates across the membrane by changing their conformation between inward-open and outward-open conformations. Although it is difficult to directly simulate millisecond functional time of these biomolecular machines whose total atoms amount to several hundred thousand, we use techniques such as metadynamics or transition path sampling to uncover molecular mechanism of the functioning moments.

K. Okazaki, D. Wöhlert, J. Warnau, H. Jung, Ö. Yildiz, W. Kühlbrandt and G. Hummer, Nat. Commun. 10, 1742 (2019)

Analyses of ab initio MD trajectories for gold cluster structural transformation based on the global reaction route map clarify the dynamic reaction route going beyond the IRC pathways, leading to a new concept of "reaction path-jumping."

T. Tsutsumi, Y. Harabuchi, Y. Ono, S. Maeda, and T. Taketsugu, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 20, 1364 (2018).

Amide compounds are widely used for fine chemicals, medical drugs, and agricultural chemicals. By using quantum chemical calculations on supercomputer, we clarified the origin of the catalytic activity of Nb2O5 surface which performs highly efficient amidation reactions.
P. Hirunsit, T. Toyao, S. M. A. H. Siddiki, K. Shimizu, M. Ehara, ChemPhysChem (2018).

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Update Information

2022-10-25 Operation start date of the new system is postponed to January 2023 or later

We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience. Due to delays in securing materials, we can't start operation of the new system from December 1st. The new system is scheduled to be launched on January 2023 or later. We will report further details on this website as soon as they are finalized.

2022-10-25 Nov 10 (Thu) 9:00-17:00 NOUS maintenance

Application submission system NOUS will be unavailable from 9:00 to 17:00 on Thursday, Nov 10 due to the scheduled maintenance. Thank you for your understanding.

2022-10-11 Oct 13 (Thu) 12:00-13:00 NOUS maintenance

Application submission system NOUS will be unavailable from 12:00 to 13:00 on Thursday, Oct. 13 due to the maintenance. Thank you for your understanding.

2022-08-01 Aug. 9 (Tue) 9:00-17:00 NOUS scheduled maintenance

Application submission system NOUS will be unavailable from 9:00 to 17:00 on Tuesday, Aug. 9 due to the scheduled maintenance. The service might be resumed earlier than the scheduled time, 17:00.

2022-07-11 July 25(Mon) Network connection to RCCS unavailable for 5 minutes between 12:00-13:00

Due to the network maintenance work, access to RCCS will be unavailable for about 5 minutes between 12:00-13:00 on July 25 (Mon). Submitted/running jobs won't be affected by this maintenance work. However, you can't access to this website and login to the frontend nodes during the work (at most 5 minutes). Please avoid your data backing up work between 12:00-13:00.

2022-04-28 Response to the Clarification of "Deemed Export" Controls (from May 1, 2022)

Until Apr 30, 2022, only "Non-Residents" are the subject to Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Act Law (FEFTA). However, from May 1, 2022, "Resident" under the significant influence of "Non-Resident" (a person falling under the "Specific Categories") will also be the subject to FEFTA. (ref: qualification page) Even Japanese persons with Japanese nationality is not free from this issue. In response to this change, RCCS needs to take some actions. Please see below for details.
(May 16 update) application form on NOUS was updated. You can apply for new project now.

2022-04-27 May 12(Thu) 9:00-17:00 NOUS scheduled maintenance

Application submission system NOUS will be unavailable from 9:00 to 17:00 on Thursday, May 12 due to the scheduled maintenance. The service might be resumed earlier than the scheduled time, 17:00.

2022-04-04 Apr 24(Sun) 10:00-11:00 Network connection to RCCS unavailable (spare date: Apr 26)

Due to the network replacement work, network connection to RCCS will be temporarily unavailable on Apr 24 (Sun) 10:00-11:00. Submitted/running jobs won't be affected by this replacement work. However, access to this website and frontend nodes (ccfep) will be unavailable. The detailed schedule will be posted on this web site as soon as it is confirmed.
(Apr 26) replacement work on Apr 24 was successfully completed.

2022-03-08 Mar 16 12:00-13:00 NOUS temporarily unavailable

Due to the system maintenance, NOUS will be temporarily unavailable from 12:00 to 13:00 on Mar 16 (Wed). Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

2022-02-04 (Mar 29 update) Mar 26(Sat) 10:00-13:00: network unavailable

Network access to RCCS will temporarily be unavailable due to the replacement of upstream network devices on the following periods.

  • Mar 26 (Sat) 10:00-13:00

The last replacement work on March was rescheduled for Mar 26 (Sat). Please beware of this rescheduling.
The RCCS system itself will not be affected by the issue; already submitted jobs won't be affected by this replacement. However, access to this website or frontend nodes (ccfep) will be unavailable. Please avoid performing data backups during or around these periods. Further information, impact time etc., will be updated as it becomes available. We are really sorry for the inconvenience.

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