Symposium on Grid Computing 2003 &
Symposium on Grid Computing 2003 (ISGC 2003) & TW Grid
Workshop: Grid Computing in Asia Region" will be held
in Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan during March 8~11, 2003.
The Symposium and Workshop are co-organized by Computing Centre,
Institute of Physics, Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Academia
Sinica, Taiwan, and Institute For Information Industry.
of Grid Computing extends the original ideas of Internet to
share widespread computing power, storage capacities, and
many other resources. In the last few years, it gradually
gained a prominent attention in academic and research communities.
Due to the deluge of the data and information, those fields,
such as High Energy Physics, Bio-Informatics, and Digital
Archive, demand great deal of computational and storage capacity.
The development of Grid Computing makes the on-demand allocation
and management of integrated computing resources possible.
However, the vision and insight of Grid Computing requires
more promotion before it becomes the next generation computing
implementation of Grid concept has been employed and stress-tested
in the field of High Energy Physics. The largest scale project
is called LCG (after LHC Computing Grid) which is led by the
CERN. Computing facility for LHC is implemented as a global
computational Grid with the goal of integrating large geographically
distributed computing fabrics into a virtual computing environment.
This project tackles problem in distributed scientific applications,
computational grid middleware, automated computer system management,
high performance networking, object database management, security,
and global grid operations.
does the High Energy Physics require Grid Computing, but also
the Bio-informatics calls for more computational efforts.
The BioGrid has been aiming to convert many computational
challenges in biology which usually involve years' endeavor
into tasks requiring computation of only days or less. Grid
computing on biological systems has been facilitated by enormous
recent advances in methodologies and algorithms, resulting
in increasing scalability for parallel computing and accessibility
to heterogeneous platforms.
offers an excellent opportunity for understanding better the
vision and progress in the Grid technology to the Asia Pacific
community. It provides an open forum for the potential developers,
users in Asia Pacific to meet and to learn from each other.
On the other hand, this Symposium will have demonstrations
on technologies critical to Grid implementation and focus
on recent development in the Asia Pacific. By exchanging their
experiences on how to develop Grid technology and application
during the Symposium, the Grid community with invaluable insights
may foster close collaboration in the future.
will include a series of workshop, tutorial and oral presentation.
The Symposium itself would focus on Grid core technology,
Grid architecture, applications on High Energy Physics and
Bioinformatics. Grid application development, installation,
testbed, and collaboration among the universities would also