Premier Wu Den-yih visited the NCHC to see the applications of Cloud Computing 2010/10/07
Cloud Computing has become the new mainstream for future information applications and is regarded as the most important contemporary technology trend. To drive Taiwan toward a technological power, the Executive Yuan has included Cloud Computing as one of the four emerging intellectual industries and approved the “Cloud Computing Industry Development Plan” to actively promote and develop a new blueprint for a Cloud Computing environment.
To understand the latest developments on Cloud Computing in Taiwan, Premier Wu Den-yih, accompanied by Minister without Portfolio Jung-tzer Lin, Secretary-General of the Executive Yuan, Join-sane Lin, and Minister Lou-chuang Lee of the National Science Council, visited the National Center for High-performance Computing (NCHC) on October 2nd. Upon introduction of the high-performance computing mainframe facilities and applications, Premier Wu praised the achievements of the NCHC, standing as the only high-performance computing center with high-speed computing capacities, remote storage back-up in Hsinchu, Taichung, and Tainan, special advantage in supporting high quality academic networks, development of the core technology for Formosa cluster computers, and efforts in assisting in the upgrade of supercomputers in Taiwan.
The NCHC used 3D image technology to present its research results in various fields, including the real-time monitoring technology of coral conservation in the ecology protection demonstration, an experimental 3D puppet film developed under the technological support from the NCHC in the cultural innovation demonstration, a simulation of topographical changes after Typhoon Morakot in the flood and disaster prevention demonstration, the Go game played between the self-made HPC cluster, Formosa II, and a supercomputer of international corporations in the life and entertainment demonstration, the 3D image analysis for sleep apnea and brain tumors by utilizing the Cloud energy-saving technology that integrates PCs into Cloud Computing resources in the medical treatment and health demonstration, and the world’s first 3D image database of the neural network of drosophila, jointly developed by NCHC, the National Tsing Hua University, and the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (US), in the technology R&D demonstration. During the presentation, Premier Wu highly admired the Cloud applications and R&D capabilities of the NCHC, and encouraged the NCHC to continue its efforts. At a media interview after the meeting, Premier Wu expressed that he was highly impressed by the NCHC’s R&D capabilities, which gave him strong confidence for the research teams of the NCHC.
"Better Living" is the vision of NCHC. Our mission is to utilize and develop technologies that could be applied to various areas of daily life, and create more value-added services. We sincerely appreciate the visit of Premier Wu, and we will dedicate more efforts in the development of Cloud Computing technology to enhance national competitiveness.
■ Premier Wu Den-yih visited the NCHC (middle), accompanied by President Wen-hwa Chen of the National Applied Research Laboratories (NARL) (right), and Director Kuo-ning Chiang of NCHC (left).
■ Director Kuo-ning Chiang of NCHC (left) introduced past research achievements of the NCHC to Premier Wu Den-yih (middle).
■ Premier Wu Den-yih (middle), accompanied by Minister without Portfolio Jung-tzer Lin (1st right), Secretary General Join-sane Lin (2nd right), and Minister Lou-chuang Lee of the National Science Council, is listening to the introduction on the results of Cloud Computing applications. President Wen-hwa Chen of (NARL) (1st left of the first row) and Director Kuo-ning Chiang of NCHC (1st left of the back row) are giving presentations.