Recently, the NCHC finished the construction of Taiwan’s most powerful supercomputer, Windrider (aka ALPS supercomputing system), which has been ranked 42nd on the new TOP500 list of world’s supercomputers released at the ISC in June, 2011. Performing at 8.5 times the current capacity of the most powerful HPC computer in Taiwan, Windrider is expected to meet the HPC demands of the academic and research sectors and assist them to resolve larger and more complex research problems.
The research achievement of National Center for High-Performance Computing (NCHC) received international recognition once again. NCHC’s high performance computing platform software, Clonezilla, developed by NCHC, was recently ranked as one of the best backup software of 2011 by internationally renowned PC Magazine. It indicates that NCHC’s long-term commitment in development of high performance computing techniques has attracted international attention.
The 2nd ACCTA Conference was held by the Alliance of Cloud Computing Technologies and Applications (ACCTA) on May 27th. Total of 117 participants, including invited alliance members and experts from industrial, governmental, academic, and research fields, joined discussions on technology and applications of cloud computing.