In recent years, large-scaled computers including super computers, advanced parallel computers, engineering workstations, parallel processing tools have been significantly advanced. This is, undoubtedly, owing to the achievements of the research and development of science and technology itself.
Science and Technology Agency (STA) took the tendency into great consideration, and has been promoting computational science and engineering technology as the key factor of the developmental science technology industry.

Research Organization for Information Science and Technology (RIST) was established on April 1st, 1995 under the umbrella of STA. Since then, RIST, located in the center of Tokyo, in accordance with STA's monitoring and guidance, has been making endeavors to advance the frontier of computational science technology and its limits.

One of its major missions is to support integrated computational science ranging from hardware to software. In addition, RIST is focusing on earth science projects through cooperative interaction with other related research organizations, on which STA has put emphasis recently. It is with an intention to predict various unexpected and inevitable phenomena on the global,and which leads to ameliorate a life on behalf of both human beings and the earth itself.

RIST is preeminent nowadays among the organizations specialized in the same field, and is taking the forward march of technology.

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