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The South Asia International Joint Research and Training Program

2005/12/15

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The South Asia International Joint Research and Training Program in High-Performance Computing Applications and Networking Technology came to a satisfactory conclusion on December 1st.  The workshop was sponsored jointly by the National Science Council (NSC) and National Center for High-Performance Computing (NCHC).  The program is one of several subprojects under the NSC’s International Collaboration Southeast Asia Education Infrastructure Project.  Under the program, 17 researchers from nine research institutes in four Southeast Asian countries (Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines, and Malaysia) gathered for five days of research and exchanging of ideas.

The Pan-Pacific region has always been a hotspot for rapid information technology growth.  Technological developments in East and Southeast Asia in particular have had an undeniable impact on the global economy.  As Mr. 閃譽紘 expressed during the opening ceremony, this symposium is an important step toward Taiwan’s integration with other international research institutes in Southeast Asia.  He went on to say, “We hope that this symposium will facilitate joint technological cooperation between each nation and that the participants can learn much from each other. 

The NCHC focused the symposium discussions on the following topics:  GRID Applications, Sensor Net, Advanced Visualization, and Fiber Optics Networks.  Dr. Wilfred Li of the San Diego Super Computing Center gave a presentation on biological GRID applications whereas Mr. Thomas Tam of Canada’s CANARIE Research Network explained the concept behind the advanced fiber optic network and the User Controlled Lightpath Provisioning (UCLP).  Prof. Peter Arzberger of the University of California at San Diego lectured on the greater technological exchange made possible by a global collaborative education platform.

Throughout the symposium, members held numerous discussions on subjects such as GRID Computing, Middleware, and Information GRID.  The Philippine’s Department of Science and Technology expressed great interest in the NCHC’s GRID Clustered Computing Platform Distributed Realtime Black List (DRBL), E-learning applications, and GRID computing exhibits.  Members of the Vietnamese Academy of Science and Technology attended the symposium in hope of learning how to better manage their National Network Operating Center.  A representative from Malaysia’s GRID and National Digital Learning Projects announced that the NCHC will be one of their official collaboration research institutes.

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