GridGuide :  (Academia Sinica Grid Computing)

GridGuide :  (Academia Sinica Grid Computing)

Taiwan’s Academia Sinica Grid Computing (ASGC) plays a pivotal role in global grid computing.

Since December 2005 it has functioned as a Tier-1 Center for the Worldwide Large Hadron Collider Computing Grid, or WLCG, making it one of only eleven such centers around the globe. Tier-1 centers like the ASGC are responsible not only for maintaining their own operations, but also those of the many Tier-2 centers that depend on their services. In the case of the ASGC, these Tier-2s are becoming increasingly far-flung.

“We coordinate around 20 sites across the Asia-Pacific, and we’re keen to bring the entire Asia-Pacific into the bigger grid picture,” explains Simon Lin, ASGC Project Director. “For example, EGEE-II currently includes only Taiwan and Korea. In EGEE-III we plan to include more countries such as Australia, Japan, Singapore, Vietnam, and so on.”

ASGC is also home to Taiwan's TWGrid.