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.
Clonezilla, established based on free software, can assist users in all regions easily and quickly setting up large-batch, centralized computer management systems, which is stable, fast, and cost-saving. Clonezilla has already received positive feedback from users around the world. It not only practiced on the R&D and management in the HPC environment, but also extended into people’s livelihood and education. Clonezilla was extensively utilized in domestic educational institutions and reduced the management costs of software and hardware in the information teaching environment (e.g. computer classrooms). It also brought the spirit of free software into campuses and even encouraged the use of free software.
Clonezilla, a fast and automated regeneration/restoration system, is suitable for complete system backup, bare-metal restore, or disaster recovery. Currently, this set of software has widely used in the computer classrooms of elementary and high schools in Taiwan and also around the world. The data compiled from January, 2004 to May 31, 2011 (source of data: Sourceforge.net) shows that a total of 3,300,016 people had downloaded the software, and 98% of users are foreigners. It indicates that Clonezilla is practical and influential. Besides, whenever users use Clonezilla, the word “Taiwan” is spotted. It successfully highlights the positive image of Technology Taiwan. Clonezilla was selected as one of the 2011 best backup software in the Backup/Synch/Storage category by the internationally renowned PC Magazine. It shows that the technical development capability of NCHC has gained international recognition. For related information, please refer to the website: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2381535,00.asp