Milestones

2018

Starts deploying AI Platform, to support AI open innovation ecosystem in Taiwan, and accelerate Taiwan's AI research and industry.

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 DatabBase”

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
  • Dr. Fang Pang Lin wins the "2006 Award for Outstanding Contributions in Science and Technology" from the Executive Yuan
  • 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

2005

The NCHC's central business unit Grid Operation/Knowledge Management Center was established.

  • 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)

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

2004

The NCHC launchesTaiWan Advanced Research and Education Network (TWAREN)

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.