NCHC is Taiwan’s only national-level supercomputing center that provide HPC services to science, research, and other interdisciplinary fields. It held an annual event "International Joint Research and Training Program in High Performance Computing Applications & Networking Technology," in which they provided around 3-4 slots for ASTI/Philippines.
The EUAsiaGrid aims to thrust research cooperation across Asian countries by encouraging scientific communities of various disciplines to take advantage of the grid network infrastructure, already established through the Enabling Grids for e-Science (EGEE) program funded by the European Union (EU). Like PRAGMA, EUAsiaGrid is a support organization for scientific communities especially in the fields of High Energy Physics, Computational Chemistry, Mitigation of Natural Disasters, Bioinformatics and Biomedics, and other Social Science Applications by providing technological skills and infrastructure to them. ASTI participated in the EU-Asia Grid inititative as a partner and by being involved in the conduct of needs assesment, awareness and dissemination; Capacity building; and User communities-building within South East Asia.
Academia Sinica Grid Computing Centre (ASGC), one of the leading high performance computing and communication centres in Taiwan, provides advanced and progressive grid computing services to scientists from various domains and Asia Pacific countries. ASTI's collaboration with the Academia Sinica Grid Computing Centre (ASGC) of Taiwan started with the EUAsiaGrid Project, of which ASGC and ASTI were both project partners. ASGC, being one of Taiwan's leading high performance computing and communication centres, developed the SPECFEM3D_GLOBE application, a technology used for simulating regional/global seismic wave propagation (this is important for seismologists to get a good picture of areas prone to ground motion). ASTI installed this application on its Liknayan Cluster (the production cluster shared with the Enabling Grids for E-sciencE or EGEE). Jointly, ASTI and ASGC conducted a training-workshop for seismologists from the PHIVOLCS on installing and using the said application.
PRAGMA was formed to establish sustained collaborations and advance the use of grid technologies in applications among a community of investigators working with leading institutions around the Pacific Rim. ASTI has been an institutional member of the Pacific Rim Applications and Grid Middleware Assembly (PRAGMA) since March 2009. PRAGMA aims to establish sustained collaborations and advance the use of grid technologies in applications among a community of investigators working with leading institutions around the Pacific Rim. As a member of PRAGMA, ASTI attends the PRAGMA Meeting which is held twice a year, as well as other PRAGMA-related events.