Signed “SOROBAN” distributor contract with CRESCO Ltd.

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CRESCO Ltd. signed contract with HIGHRESO as GPU cloud service “SOROBAN”’s distributor

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CRESCO Ltd. signed contract with HIGHRESO as GPU cloud service “SOROBAN”’s distributor | HIGHRESO Co.,Ltd. Press Release

HHIGHRESO Co.,Ltd. (Head office: Minato-ku, Tokyo, Representative: CEO Shikura Yoshiyuki) that operates Japan biggest scale of GPU(※)specialized data center, signed “SOROBAN” distributor contract with CRESCO Ltd. (Head office: Minato-ku, Representative: President Nemoto Hiroyuki)

※GPU:Graphics Processing Unit, semiconductor chip capable of rendering graphics display on an electronic device, necessary in calculating and processing 3D graphics etc.

Promoting DX (Digital Transformation) of companies using user-friendly GPU services

The necessity of promoting DX by many companies are rapidly increasing along with the COVID-19 infection spread. However, there are a number of obstacles of implementing DX, including the availability of cloud service enforcing DX, GPU computing device costs essential for machine learning, operation costs after purchasing GPU, implementation initial costs etc.

The “SOROBAN” services that HIGHRESO provide is a GPU based cloud service with high-speed peak computing performance. Specializing in processing calculation, anyone may utilize the high spec yet user-friendly calculation function at a low budget.

The distribution contract with CRESCO Ltd. aims to promote DX for companies. Combining HIGHRESO’s “SOROBAN” and CRESTCO’s AI as well as data analyzing business, users’ challenges may be resolved.

■SOROBAN

https://soroban.highreso.jp

■Regarding Cresco

Company name: CRESCO LTD.

Head Office:      

Shinagawa Intercity A-tower 25th-27th Floor, 2-15-1 Kounan Minato-ku,
Tokyo 108-6026

President: Hiroyuki Nemoto

Business Areas:

Information Systems related
・Consulting and Solution Services
・Design and Development
・Operations management and Maintenance Services
・Investigation, Analysis, Evaluation, and Technical Support

URL:https://www.cresco.co.jp/

■Company Profile

Company name:  HIGHRESO Co.,Ltd

Address: Akasaka Community Building 5F

1-1-8 Motoakasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan.

Representative:  CEO Shikura Yoshiyuki

Business Areas: Data center operation (Shika machi, Ishikawa prefecture), high-speed calculation services “SOROBAN”, advertising services.

URL:https://highreso.jp/

HIGHRESO Co.,Ltd.’s 330-million-yen Series A Round fund raising

HIGHRESO Co.,Ltd (Representative: CEO Shikura Yoshiyuki, Head Office: Akasaka Community Building 5F

1-1-8 Motoakasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan) announces underwriting of third-party allotment capital increase with Tokyo University of Science Innovation Capital (TUSIC), Hokuriku Electric Power Company, Cifra Incorporated, Jingukan Co., Ltd. A total of 1-billion-yen financing including loans from financial institutions etc. is expected.

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■Financing purposes

The main objective is to construct the second GPU specialized data center at Shika machi, Ishikawa prefecture. At the same time, we are proactively attempt to recruitment, service development/improvement, marketing investment to accelerate our business growth. Besides that, we are facilitating next generation data center with Tokyo University of Science in conjunction with financing.

■Main characteristics of the Second GPU Data Center

We are installing NVIDIA’s and AMD’s GPUs, with a plan to establish a maximum of 20,000pcs.

We provide competitive services and reasonable prices to companies, academic research institutes and individual, to meet their needs for computational power.

Second GPU specialized data center is planned to be set up in January 2022.

5 local staffs are hired for First GPU specialized data center. About 15 staffs may be employed to run the second GPU specialized data center.

■HIGHRESO’s GPU business With the vision of “forming a technology based sustainable social infrastructure”, constructing and operating Japan biggest scale GPU, we are expanding our businesses providing GPU computing services through IaaS model (Infrastructure as a Service). Our GPU businesses started from year 2016 and we installed and are stably operating more than 20,000 GPUs as of February 1st, 2021. In addition, we established GPU specialized data center in Shika machi, Ishikawa prefecture, equipped with about 6,000 GPUs by NVIDIA and AMD.

■High Performance Computing Market

GPU computing is as if the “blood group system of next-generation technology” that is inevitable in promoting services in relation to AI, IoT, CAE (Complex Annotation Editor), autonomous driving etc. technology developments. The needs for high performance computing are emerging and becoming increasingly significant.

■Comments from underwriters

Tokyo University of Science Innovation Capital(https://tusic.co.jp/
CEO Katayori Yuichi, Takata Hisanori

Tokyo University of Science Venture Fund (TUSIC Investment Limited Partnership) contributes to the social advancement through investing and supporting companies that create and deliver innovative technology services.

Along with GPU market expansion as computation needs intensified with AI, IoT and other service establishments, we are sure that we will have a solid competitive advantage by participating in this underwriting of third-party allotment capital increase for HIGHRESO’s business expansion, as we have been continuously providing technology development and supporting HIGHRESO. We are looking forward to HIGHRESO’s business model growth as a computation service provider contributing to a sustainable society and building an IT platform that drives regional economy growth.

Hokuriku Electric Power Company
Managing Executive Officer       Mr. Hirata Wataru

Hokuriku Electric Power Group long term vision towards year 2030 is “Developing together with Hokuriku Region, bringing new added value to Japan and further to overseas”.

We would like to contribute to Hokuriku Region’s development through financing HIGHRESO that built its factory in Shika machi, Ishikawa prefecture, and continuously strengthening GPU business with advancement opportunities. We are actively generating employing opportunities to resolve regional concerns.

Cifra Incorporated
Representative Director Mr. Takekuma Toshiya

Cifra’s agricultural to food business extends all over in Japan and in China, with the mission to realize safety and secured food supply. Agriculture is the fundamental base of Japan, and we believe that computing and processing ability will be a necessity for Japan industry. State-to-the-art IT technology is closely related to agricultural and food sectors. We understand and agree with HIGHRESO’s mission, and we would like to expand together with HIGHRESO to be distinguished companies in Japan.

Jingukan Co., Ltd

President: CEO Kimura Michiko

We are a printing company with more than 110years history mainly publishing “calendar” that coach people towards prosperity and happiness.

Japanese are very caring and thoughtful, and we always work to improve our “calendar” to be a tool that helps everyone to be happy.

We see the bright future of GPU business along with AI and deep learning. We are looking forward to further expansion of HIGHRESO’s business.

■Company Profile

Company name: HIGHRESO Co.,Ltd.

Representative:  CEO Shikura Yoshiyuki

Date of Establishment: Dec 12th, 2007

Capital: 382 million yen (including capital reserve)

Address: Akasaka Community Building 5F

1-1-8 Motoakasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan.

Business Areas: GPU business, Advertising business

Corporate site: https://highreso.jp

Corporate Service site: https://gpu-advance.highreso.jp/

【For any enquiries to our company regarding the above please contact contact@highreso.jp

First company in Japan to sign “Cloud Service Provider Compute Agreement” with NVIDIA – to participate in NVIDIA partner program for Cloud/IaaS (Infrastructure as a service) field

On Nov 26, 2020, HIGHRESO Co.,Ltd. (Representative: Shikura Yoshiyuki, Head Office: Akasaka Community Building 5F, 1-1-8 Motoakasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan) signed “Cloud Service Provider Compute Agreement” with world’s leading company in GPU computing, NVIDIA Corporation. HIGHRESO is the first company in Japan providing NVIDIA’s cloud services. HIGHRESO had been working on GPU service “HIGHRESO GPU ADVANCE” before that. With the agreement, we started to be able to provide IaaS services on machines with NVIDIA GPU in our data centers.

GPU computing platform by NVIDIA is actively being utilized in many areas due to its characteristics to accelerate AI and HPC at the same time of facilitating high throughput and low power consumption. Besides that, NVIDIA supplies the software tool that is most compatible to NVIDIA GPU, speeding up developer’s application configuration for various fields.

HIGHRESO operates the Japan biggest scale GPU specialized data center. We proactively use the container orchestration technology that is rare in Japan, carefully chose the land that may stably operates GPU, and we always keep in mind to cooperate with regional society efficiently while running our data centers. As a result, we attained significant cost reduction and provides GPU cloud services at affordable price.

With the cutting-edge GPU computing platform by NVIDIA and GPU cloud service accomplished by HIGHRESO’s high technology skills, we would like to not only contribute to Japan’s AI technology, but also to the research/application of parallel computing.

【Regarding Highreso GPU Advance】

HGA (Highreso GPU Advance) operated by HIGHRESO, was initially related to game graphic system development by student venture start-ups. The breakthrough to GPU business was from year 2016, and further progressed to the establishment of in-house data center with more than 5,000pcs at Shika machi, Ishikawa prefecture in August 2019. As of December 2020, HIGHRESO achieved the set-ups and operation results of more than 20,000pcs GPU, which is considered the largest scale in Japan. (※this includes set-ups for other companies data centers)

【CSP contracts】                                                                              

Abbreviation of Cloud Service Provider contracts, these contracts enable GPU resources to be provided as cloud services to NVIDIA data centers.

【Regarding Trademark】

Product names stated above are trademarks or registered trademarks of the respective companies.

【Regarding HIGHRESO Co.,Ltd.】

“Create for Smile”
Company that creates smile and happiness

HIGHRESO ‘s creativity and technology fulfill the needs of the new era.

We strongly believe our innovative technology creates a bright future that brings lots of smile to people.

Company name:  HIGHRESO Co.,Ltd.

Address: Akasaka Community Building 5F

Representative: Shikura Yoshiyuki

Date of Establishment: Dec 12th, 2007

Business Areas: GPU business, Advertising business

URL:https://highreso.jp

Contact details:

TEL:03-6864-6222

E-maii:contact@highreso.jp