The Earth Simulator, which was developed, as a national project, by three governmental agencies, the National Space Development Agency of Japan (NASDA)*1, the Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute (JAERI), and Japan Marine Science and Technology Center (JAMSTEC)*2. The ES is housed in the Earth Simulator Building (approx; 50m x 65m x 17m). The upgrade of the Earth Simulator has been completed in March 2009. The renewed system(ES2) 160 nodes of NEC's SX-9E.
*1 Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
*2 Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC)