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Milestones

2019
  • TWCC officially debuts, kicking start the future of AI cloud for Taiwan
2018
  • Starts deploying AI Platform, to support AI open innovation ecosystem in Taiwan, and accelerate Taiwan's AI research and industry.
  • Domestic self-developed and self-made AI supercomputer “TAIWANIA 2' creates TOP20 record
2017
  • The NCHC deploys the “Taiwania” petascale supercomputer, with 1.33 Pflops computational capacity
2016
  • TaiWan Advanced Research and Education Network (TWAREN) upgrades to 100G Network Backbone
2013
  • The NCHC launches Taiwan's first “Malware Knowledge Base”
2012
  • The NCHC launches the leading technology-- Interactive-HPC (iHPC)
  • The NCHC finishes the establishment of the self-built supercomputer-- Formosa 5
2011
  • The Windrider, ranked 42nd on Top500 supercomputing list, is the Taiwan's first high-performance supercomputer with more than 100 TFLOPS computational capability.
  • The NCHC launches Taiwan's first Render Farm service
2010
  • The NCHC founds the Alliance of Cloud Computing Technologies and Applications (ACTTA)
  • The NCHC finishes the establishment of the self-built supercomputer-- Formosa 3
  • Dr. James D. Watson, “Father of the DNA Double Helix,” visits the NCHC
2009
  • The DRBL/Clonezilla HPC Platform wins the "2008 Award for Outstanding Contributions in Science and Technology" from the Executive Yuan
2008
  • The NCHC joins the HoneyNet international information security organization
2007
  • The NCHC launches IBM 1350 -- Taiwan's supercomputer ranked 35 among the Top500 worldwide
  • The NCHC's open source-based software, Diskless Remote Boot in Linux (DRBL), won first place in “Public Sector Applications” category at the Libre Software Meeting in France
2006
  • The NCHC receives ISO 27001:2005 Information Security Management certification
  • The NCHC receives “Technology Efficiency” certification
  • Dr. Fang Pang Lin wins the '2006 Award for Outstanding Contributions in Science and Technology' from the Executive Yuan
2005
  • NCHC receives ISO 9001:2000 Quality Management certification
  • The NCHC's southern business unit is completed and begins serving as TWAREN's Network Operation Center (NOC)
  • The NCHC's central business unit is completed and begins serving as Grid Operation Center (GOC)
2004
  • The NCHC launches TaiWan Advanced Research and Education Network (TWAREN)
2003
  • The NCHC's corporate status is changed to a non-profit (i.e. incorporated) organization under the National Applied Research Laboratories
  • The first NCHC's self-built supercomputer -- Formosa1, ranked 135 among the Top500 worldwide
2002
  • The NCHC accepts the Executive Yuan's “Challenge 2008” mandate to develop and maintain the TaiWan Advanced Research and Education Network (TWAREN)
1999
  • The NCHC assumes responsibility for the operation and maintenance of the TANet2 R&D network
1993
  • The NCHC headquarters opens its doors to the public and begins providing HPC services
1992
  • The NCHC headquarters is established in the Hsinchu Science Park
1991
  • The Executive Yuan approved the 5-year plan of development for the NCHC
1989
  • The NSC and Ministry of Education (MOE) formed a committee to conduct a feasibility study.
1988
  • Taiwan's National Science Council (NSC) suggested planning a supercomputing center to assist researchers on a national level.