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APAN e-Science Track Update on National Grid in Singapore 5 July 2004 Jon Lau Assistant Head, NGO. Update. Last presented @ APAN in Busan (Korea) in August 2003 Since then… NGPP launched, governance setup, applications developed, training courses conducted

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Apan e science track update on national grid in singapore 5 july 2004 jon lau assistant head ngo

APAN e-Science TrackUpdate on National Grid in Singapore5 July 2004Jon LauAssistant Head, NGO


  • Last presented @ APAN in Busan (Korea) in August 2003

  • Since then…

    • NGPP launched, governance setup, applications developed, training courses conducted

    • Planning for NG Phase 2 – industry focused

    • Access Grid node setup & more adoption

    • More international collaboration

National grid vision
National Grid Vision

to facilitate the seamless use of an integrated cyber infrastructure in a secure, effective and efficient manner to advance scientific, engineering & bio-medical R&D,

with the longer term goal of transforming the Singapore economy using grid


National Grid Steering CommitteeChairman – Mr. Peter Ho











Industry(Lilly, Philips.

SCS, StarHub)

National Grid

Governance Council


Working Groups


Middleware & Architecture

Governance & Policy

Facilitates & coordinates activities

National Grid




Physical Sciences

Life Sciences

Digital Media



National Grid Operations


National Grid Competency


System Administrators

Access Grid

Virtual Grid Communities


  • Formulate the framework & policies

  • Plan & develop a secure platform

  • Adopt common open standards

  • Encourage the adoption of Grid Computing

  • Demonstrate the commercial viability of compute-resource-on-tap

  • Lay the foundation for a vibrant Grid Computing economy


[listed in alphabetical order]

Industry partners
Industry Partners

  • Platinum Partners

  • Gold Partners

  • Classic Partners

Governance council
Governance Council

  • Roles

    • Develop & promulgate policies for

      • Management & operation of NGPP, Sharing of resources on NGPP, Assess rights & privileges of authorized users, Preventive actions & contingency plans for risk management, Security, Service continuity, Disruptive recovery & Code of conduct for users

    • Develop a framework for service level management to ensure that NGPP service levels meet desired objectives

    • Monitor & review performance & utilization of NGPP

    • Develop a framework for economic model for next phase of NGPP

Physical sciences vgc activities
Physical Sciences VGC Activities



Distributed Dissipative Particle Dynamics

(DPD) Simulation

Skewed Satellite Image

Geo-rectified Satellite Image

Distributed Simulation of Flow

over Dimpled Surfaces

Geo-rectification of Satellite Images


& Repair


Collaborative Engineering Design & Simulation

Complex Design & Modeling


Sponsored by :

Supported by :

Organized by :


Life Sciences VGC

E-Cell & Gene Simulation


Encyclopedia of Life

Life science db mirroring
Life Science DB Mirroring

  • Issue identified: various entities in Singapore downloading huge Life Sciences databases from overseas sites over limited bandwidth, resulting in infrequent updatedness.

  • Solution: To rationalise the overseas download of common databases, provision these databases for local sharing, and failovers.


Organised by

Brought to you by

Sponsored by

Auto in betweening
Auto In-betweening

Distributed Computer Assisted Cel Animation

  • A fully integrated 2D animation production system where many parts of 2D animation production pipeline are automated to free artists from mundane jobs to concentrate on creative tasks.

  • This project performs distributed cel animation from providing auto in-betweening to auto-coloring & take advantage of a large number of clusters & nodes in a grid to greatly reduce the production time & improve the quality of animation production.


Seminar Series 2003

Grid Technology as Competitive Weapon

by Dr. Andrew Grimshaw (Avaki Corp., USA)

Gridbus Toolkit for Grid & Utility Computing

by Dr. Rajkumar Buyya (University of Melbourne, Australia)

Challenges in High Performance Computing using Clusters & Grid

byDr. Dave Scott (IntelCorp., USA)

PBS Pro as a Grid Enabler by Michael Humphrey (Altair Engineering, Inc., USA)

The UK e-Science Programme

by Dr. Anne Trefethen (e-Science Core Program, UK)

Grid Computing at IBM by Dr. Jean Pierre Prost (IBM Grid Design Center, France)

ThaiGrid by Dr. Putchong Uthayopas (Kaserat University, Thailand)

eScience Projects at Edinburgh eScience Centre

by Derek Waddell (Edinburgh Research & Innovation, UK)

Grid Computing & e-Science – from Design to in-Service Support

by Dr. Peter Cowley (Rolls-Royce plc, UK)

The MicroGrid – Enabling Scientific Study of Dynamic Grid Behavior

by Dr. Andrew Chien (UCSD, USA)

Grid – The Real Thing by Dr. Dejan Milojicic (HP Labs, USA)


Seminar Series 2004

APSTC Grid Initiatives in Asia Pacific

by Dr. Simon See (Sun Microsystems)

AIST Grid Initiatives in Japan & Asia Pacific

by Dr. Yoshio Tanaka (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science & Technology, Japan)

Grids for Real: Experiences from Operational Public & Enterprise Grids

by Sravish Sridhar (United Devices, Inc., USA)

Forthcoming Events ...

Digital Media VGC Kick-off Symposium (H2 2004)

SuperComputing Global 2004 AG Site

Grid innovations applications competition
Grid Innovations & Applications Competition

  • Target:

    • Students at Institutes of Higher Learning

  • Date: 1 Jun 2003 - 10 Jan 2004

  • Jointly organised by:

  • Sponsored by:


30 June – 1 July 2004

Hotel Grand Copthrone Waterfront, Singapore

  • Topics

  • Problem solving environments, workflow & development tools

  • Grid programming models, languages, debugging & compilation techniques

  • Grid Tools, Middleware & Fabrics

  • Scheduling & resource management

  • Grid applications & system solutions in science & engineering

  • Novel uses of grid computing concepts & technologies

  • Grid Security


Ngcc training courses
NGCC Training Courses

  • Introduction to Grid Computing & National Grid Pilot Platform

  • Introduction to Globus Toolkit for Administrators

  • Setting up an Access Grid (PIG)

  • From Cluster to Grid – Building a User-Friendly Grid-enabled Cluster

  • Grid-Enabling of Applications

Ngcc training map


IT Professionals

Users/Business Professionals


NGCC Training Map

National grid phase 2

National Grid Phase 2

The 4 “Beyonds”

To industry
to Industry

  • Working with

    • Infocomm Development Authority

    • Media Development Authority

    • Economic Development Board

    • Private sector MNCs & SMEs

  • Use the Grid infrastructure as an enhancement of the business ecosystem for corporations & businesses

To access grid
to Access Grid

  • An ensemble of resources including multimedia large-format displays, presentation & interactive environments, & interfaces to Grid middleware & to visualization environments.

  • Support group-to-group interactions across the Grid.

  • For example

    • AG is used for large-scale distributed meetings, collaborative work sessions, virtual workshops, education sessions, seminars, lectures, tutorials, & training. Group conferences of dozens of people at six or seven different sites are common.

Ag sessions
AG Sessions

  • NGO-AIST MOU Signing (14 May 2004) @ I2R

  • NGO-KISTI on project collaboration (1 June 2004) @ I2R

  • Keynote speeches @ Graphite (16 - 18 June 2004) @ NTU

  • Coming:

    • AG Sessions between NTU & Birmingham University, UK

    • More AG Sessions between NGO & KISTI

    • To participate as a site in SC Global 2004

  • AG Special Interest Group


To data grid
to Data Grid

  • Surprising few data intensive grid applications

  • Rationalizing Life Sciences database download, mirroring & maintenance as well as hosting of locally generated databases (ala NCBI)

  • Participation in CERN LCG project

To international collaboration
to International Collaboration

  • The Grid extends beyond national boundaries

  • The Singapore National Grid wants to be plugged in to the global network through

    • Working with organizations like SingAREN, APAN & other such bodies; and

    • Advanced network infrastructure that APAN & others are building.

  • Promotion of e-Science type projects


Operational Grid with










[Courtesy of Hewlett Packard]

Mou signing seminar

-MOU Signing & Seminar

14 May 2004

To multi lateralism
to Multi-Lateralism

  • Current projects tend to involve 2 parties

  • Need to involve more than 2 parties to address larger sized problems