It is envisaged that rapidly growing sequence information produced by the innovative DNA sequencing technologies will contribute much to the advanced agricultural sciences. This type of researches are based largely on genome-wide sequence data, and to take advantage of such data, bioinformatics, which processes biological information by computers, is a crucial step. In this way, the high-performance computation is vital for handling of the large-scale data of today's molecular biology. In addition to genome sequences, modern biologists can enjoy the benefits of a wealth of transcriptome and other omics data. Under this circumstance, our primary mission is to support bioinformatics studies of all institutes and centers of NARO, so that utilization of a wide range of omics information is facilitated. We also aim to develop new computer programs and databases for omics-based agricultural sciences.