SingAREN Facilitates Collaboration between Supercomputing Centres in Singapore and Australia via “Asia Pacific Research Platform”
18 Apr 2018– SingAREN, in collaboration with Australia’s Academic and Research Network (AARNet), facilitated the establishment of the Asia Pacific Research Platform (APRP) for scientists in Singapore and Australia to collaborate and tap on compute resources. With the APRP, it would allow the transfer of large amounts of scientific data at 10 – 100 Gbps between the supercomputing facilities of Singapore and Australia.
National Supercomputing Centre (NSCC) Singapore and Australia’s two largest supercomputing facilities, National Computational Infrastructure (NCI) and Pawsey Supercomputing Centre, are collaborators of the APRP initiative.
In an interview with www.computerworld.com.au, Director of NCI, Professor Sean Smith, stated, “The APRP agenda is to build the capability to share computational workloads across multiple centres.This can bring benefits in several ways, for example allowing larger workflows beyond the capability of any one centre to be distributed across centres, or exploiting the heterogeneity of different architectures to achieve results that would be more difficult and time-consuming to achieve on any one architecture.”
Please refer to the full article dated 12 Apr 18.