Asia Federation Report on International Symposium on Grid Computing (ISGC) 2010 [chapter]

Francois Grey, Simon C. Lin
2011 Data Driven e-Science  
and Vietnam. As in 2009, the country reports represent a wide range of Grid technology penetration, reflecting to some extent the different countries' socio-economic levels of development. Participation in the Worldwide LHC Computing Grid (WLCG) remains a common incentive for many countries' involvement in Grid technology. For example, Pakistan has established a federated Tier-2 activity, as no single institution was adequately resourced for this. A second driving force is the European
more » ... n's bold initiatives to spread know-how and capacity for grid-based e-Science worldwide, based on the EGEE projects, and associated projects like EUAsiaGrid (see map below). As a result some countries of the region are even taking the lead in some EGEE-related developments. For example, South Korea's KISTI now leads development of AMGA, an official EGEE gLite middleware component for a metadata catalogue service on the grid. A third factor that can be gleaned from these reports is the leadership that Taiwan's ASGC has shown in the region, which has enhanced bilateral collaborations between countries, and also led to multilateral initiatives driven by common challenges such as earthquake monitoring and finding cures to neglected diseases such as dengue fever. While there is much progress to report, there is also a good deal of uncertainty looking to the future. As EUAsiaGrid comes to a close in 2010, a key question, how to transition from Grids to a grid/cloud hybrid world. Finally, the issue of af-S.C. Lin and E. Yen (eds.), Data Driven e-Science: Use Cases and Successful Applications rations that this project has helped to create. Another element of uncertainty is of Distributed Computing Infrastructures (ISGC 2010), DOI 10.1007/978-1-4419-8014-4_1, echoed in some of the reports, is how to build on the burgeoning regional collabo-
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