September 10, 2010

HKU Grid Point for Systems Research and Applications in Multiple Disciplines

HKU Grid Point for Systems Research and Applications in Multiple Disciplines Project (HKU Grid Point) is a collaborative project among several departments in The University of Hong Kong (HKU) including: Department of Computer Science, Computer Centre, Department of Chemistry & Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science.

It is a University Grants Committee (UGC) Special Equipment Grant project and is an extension of China National Grid (CNGrid) in Hong Kong. This project is to set up a state-of-the-art High Performance Computing (HPC) facility as the main research platform for Systems Research Group and to support research in multiple disciplines, which will be connected to other computing resources locally and in Mainland China as a "Grid Point" of a nation-wide CNGrid Computing Infrastructure.

The Inauguration Ceremony of this project was held on August 27, 2010 at The University of Hong Kong.

For more details, please view:

• the report by PC Market Magazine (Issue 893) regarding this project; and

• the video of the Inauguration Ceremony at YouTube.