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  • Cloud Asia Expo

  • Data Value Chain as a Service A*STAR Thematic Strategic Research Programme Workshop



  • Cloud Asia Expo (13th 2013f November 2013)

    IHPC is an official event partner of Cloud Expo Asia 2013.

    Touted as the largest cloud event in Asia, it will take place from Nov 13 to 14 at the Suntec Exhibition Centre. The event is targeted at senior IT decision makers in companies and the cloud industry – whether you are already running an advanced private cloud or looking to adopt a new enterprise cloud strategy, there is something for you at Cloud Expo Asia.

    Cloud Expo Asia includes:

    • An exhibition with 100 leading international suppliers, including SingTel, EMC, Digital Realty, Symantec, Sales Force, Citihub, Savvis, HP, Brocade, Softlayer and Fujitsu.

     

    • An extensive conference programme with 120 speakers and over 40 case studies. Notable speakers include:

    o   John Considine, CTO, Verizon

    o   Steve Lee, CTO, Changi Airport

    o   Par Botes, Corporate Vice President and CTO-Asia Pacific and Japan, EMC

    o   Darragh Kennedy, Online Platform Manager, Lonely Planet

    o   Ramesh Narayanaswamy, CIO, Singapore Post

    o   Pak Lum Mock, CTO, Starhub

    o   Derek Ho, Privacy & Data Protection Counsel, Mastercard

    o   Doug Farber, Managing Director, Google Enterprise APAC

     

    Sign up for free tickets (valued at SGD2000) at http://www.cloudexpoasia.com/IHPC.

     

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    Data Value Chain as a Service A*STAR Thematic Strategic Research Programme Workshop (18th 2013f July 2013)

    Data has become a commodity that is easily created, collected and accessed.  There is significant insight and benefits to be gained from understanding the data, be it for enterprises or the scientific community.  However, the ubiquity and proliferation of data pose numerous challenges.  The ease of creation and collection implies the need to analyze huge amount of data on a near real-time manner for timely decision making.  In a globally connected world, data are also distributed.  It is often impossible to bring the data together for processing, forcing organizations to look for technologies that can harness the value of the data in a distributed fashion.  In recent years, the aggressive push toward data sharing across government agencies, organizations and countries necessitates the ability to share and process data in a secured and trusted way for wider adoption of data analytics. The potent value behind data can be unleashed if we can effectively address the above issues. 

     

    In 2010, A*STAR established a research programme to bring together researchers from A*STAR and the local universities to undertake use-inspired research through collaboration with the industry. The research projects within the programme was designed to develop technologies and capabilities to address some of the aforementioned challenges related to the data value chain.  In particular, we have focused this programme to increase the efficiency of using cloud to handle big, distributed, real-time and complex data and to investigate different approaches to ensure security and privacy of the data. 

     

    This workshop aims to bring researchers and industry players together for a dynamic dialogue to explore collaboration and business opportunities.  In particular, the research teams will share the outcome of the research programme.  Showcased at the event will be numerous real-world use cases, some of whose research and demonstrators have won awards at international conferences.  The workshop will also feature invited speakers from the industry and academia to give the audience a broader perspective of new trends, challenges and experiences.

     

     

    Date: Thursday, 18th July 2013

    Time: 0900-1700 hours

     

    Venue : Infuse Theatre

    1 Fusionopolis Way, Level 14, Connexis South Tower

     

    Singapore 138632


    ATTENDANCE BY INVITATION ONLY

    Register Now By Clicking Here!

     

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    IHPC Symposium


  • High Performance Computing (HPC) Symposium 2013

  • Computational Science - Driver of Science & Technology

  • Fostering New Synergies



  • High Performance Computing (HPC) Symposium 2013 (01st 2013f March 2013)

    HPC Symposium 2013: The Business Case For High Performance Computing

    Learn how to transform your business processes and create innovation using the power of High Performance Computing (HPC)!

    Organised by A*STAR’s Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC), the HPC Symposium is a one-day non-academic conference which is free for industry partners, research collaborators and interested MNCs and SMEs.

    The aim of this symposium is to showcase the institute’s HPC and computational modelling capabilities, create awareness of our expertise and experience, and to highlight IHPC’s strengths to companies that wish to work with IHPC to enhance their current business.Speakers will include representatives of our partner companies including Rolls Royce, Schlumberger, P&G, ABS, Parsons Brinckerhoff and LinkStar, who will share their successful experiences in working with IHPC. In addition, researchers from IHPC will present interesting technologies being developed here.

    The Managing Director of A*STAR, Dr Raj. Thampuran, will deliver the keynote address.

    Participants will have the opportunity to network with IHPC researchers and industry experts, and pick their brains on how to exploit HPC technologies to transform your business.

    The HPC Symposium is thus the perfect opportunity to understand how the latest trends and developments in HPC R&D can translate to business innovation for you.

     

    Date: 1 March 2013

    Time: From 9am to 5.30pm (Lunch and teabreaks included)

    Venue: Matrix Building (Biopolis), Level 4

    The HPC symposium is free for registered participants.

     

     

    REGISTER NOW



    HPC Symposium Programme

    0900 Administrative briefing
    0910 Opening remarks by Prof Alfred Huan, ED , IHPC
    0930 Keynote Address by Dr Raj. Thampuran, MD, A*STAR

    0950

    The Role of Modeling and Simulation in Rolls-Royce
    Dr. Kurichi Kumar
    Director of Research & Technology – Asia
    Rolls-Royce
    1010 The Role of Modeling & Simulation Within Innovation Development at P&G - Connecting Fundamental Science to Our Consumer
    Dr. Stevan Jones
    Principal Scientist
    P&G Beauty Innovation Development
    1030

     
    Tea break
    1100 Designing Gas Lift Mandrels for Artificial Lifting in Oil Reservoirs – An iterative design improvement approach using FEA simulations
    Mr. Ganesh Balasubramanian
    Engineering Lead
    Schlumberger Oilfield Services
    1120 Accurate Modeling to Reduce the Iterations in Optical Passive and active Product Development
    Dr. Xiaojun Yuan
    Chairman & CEO,
    LinkStar Microtronics Pte. Ltd.
    1140 Computational Engineering R&D in Rolls-Royce Singapore Advanced Technology Centre
    Dr. Partha Dutta  and Dr Chi-Keong Goh
    Rolls Royce

     1200

     Panel Discussion

     1230

    Lunch
    1400 Industry Applications of Fluid Dynamics in IHPC: Past and Future
    Dr. Lou Jing,
    FD Department Director, IHPC
    1420 High Performance Computation in ABS
    Dr. Hai Gu
    Senior Engineering Specialist
    ABS
    1440 CFD applications in Building & Construction Industries - PB’s in-house CFD capabilities
    Dr. George Xu
    CFD Specialist
    Parsons Brinckerhoff
    1500 Computational Design and Structural Analysis of Engineering Systems
    A/Prof. Zhang Yong Wei
    EM Department Director, IHPC
    1515 Current Capabilities in Materials Science and Chemistry: from Desktop to Bench Top
    Dr. Mike Sullivan
    MSE Department Director, IHPC
    1530 Tea break
    1600 Efficient, Insightful & Intelligent Computing Techniques & Systems: Research to Applications
    Dr. Rick Goh
    CS Department Director, IHPC
    1620 Advanced modeling and simulation for electronic and photonic devices and systems
    Dr. Li Er Ping
    EP Department Director, IHPC
    1640 Design Optimization for  the  Thermal Performance of  Server Rack
    Mr. C. K. Cheong and Prof. Seri Lee
    ERS  (T-Up program participant)
    1700 Q&A
    1715 Closing remarks

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    Computational Science - Driver of Science & Technology (03rd 2008f November 2008)

     Click here to download the symposium booklet

    The Second IHPC Symposium was successfully held on 3rd and 4th November 2008. The objective of this event was to expose IHPC researchers to projects and capabilities in the various teams and programmes in IHPC to encourage cross-programme collaborations. This year marks the tenth anniversary of IHPC, and thus gives the symposium an even more meaningful purpose of looking back and stepping into a new era in a new environment in Fusionopolis.

    The one-and-a-half day event started with an Opening Address by our Executive Director, Dr Raj Thampuran who told the audience that “We might recognize today, and in the foreseeable future, that science will increasingly drive computing. IHPC was formed 10 years ago and it has taken us about 5 years to sculpt a broad repertoire of research fields, shape capabilities-development and recruit the talent to advance research and development. Clearly, the nature of problem solving now requires a highly multidisciplinary approach and the use of sophisticated tools. I think we are in a good position having talented and versatile scientists from diverse disciplines such as physics, mathematics, all disciplines of engineering, chemistry and computer science.”
     
    Dr Raj further elaborated that the key facet of our environment has been the many, and rewarding, relationships with local and international universities and research organisations. He shared that in the year 2007, we had initiated 9 international collaborations, 14 local collaborations and 18 collaborations with our sister A*STAR RIs.
     
    He highlighted to the audience that some of our work with the industry are highly sophisticated and intellectually demanding. Using the example of a recent paper that IHPC had published with Fujikura in Applied Physics Letters on the findings of a project in photonics, Dr Raj stressed the importance of these partnerships as IHPC’s contribution to help grow Singapore into an innovation-driven economy and to compete among the ranks of R&D intensive countries of the West.
     
    Dr Raj concluded his address by launching the new IHPC website, to commemorate the move of IHPC to Fusionopolis.
     
    This was followed by an inspirational keynote address by our distinguished guest, Professor William Goddard from Caltech, on the exciting prospects of the use of first principles prediction on simulation of a wide variety of complex systems. Areas of applications include catalysis, nanoelectronics, fuel cells, force fields, plasma etching and mechanisms for superconductivity.
     
    In total, 20 of our own IHPC staff presented their research works and giving the audience a flavour of the exciting things ahead. This enabled the audience to discover some of the interesting areas and possible topics for collaboration and cooperation. Topics ranged from neck modelling, nucleation and growth mechanism, photonics and plasmonics, wireless energy, cloud negotiation, fuel cells, to zinc oxide guides and nickel oxide ceramics.
     
    In addition, Professer Wang Jiansheng from NUS, and our very own Professor Zhang Yong Wei from the LCS programme also shared with the audience their exciting work on thermal transport in nanostructures and coarse-grained simulations of membranes & vesicles.  The two of them, including Professor Goddard, were then presented mementos from IHPC as tokens of appreciation.
     
    Collaborating professors and researchers from universities and sister RI’s had also accepted the invitation to share this joyous occasion with us, and their attendances certainly helped to liven up the atmosphere.
     
    Overall, the symposium managed to provide the researchers a deeper understanding of the vibrant research activities happening in IHPC. The key presentations were interesting and captured the attention of many. Hopefully, the legacy shall carry on with many more groundbreaking discoveries for us to share with everyone!
         

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    Fostering New Synergies (01st 2007f August 2007)

    Organised by the Cross-Programme Action Team (AcT’07), the inaugural IHPC Symposium was held on 1st August 2007. This date is significant as it was the date on which IHPC was incorporated. The full-day symposium in the auditorium featured 20 researchers from the 4 research programmes and they presented on their research interests and ongoing works to their colleagues from other programmes. This provided an excellent opportunity for all research staff to get acquainted and familiarized with the various research projects and capabilities that exists within IHPC.

    The IHPC symposium was born out of the recommendations from AcT’07. The team was tasked to look into ways of encouraging cross-programme collaborations, enabling researchers to leverage on the diverse expertise existing within IHPC. It is envisaged that a symposium would provide the best platform for researchers to exchange ideas and spark potential collaborations between the various programmes. It is also envisioned that the symposium would enable researchers to be more familiar with the work and expertise of the research programmes outside of their own.
     
    The symposium was launched with the opening address of IHPC’s Executive Director, Dr. Raj Thampuran, in which he highlighted the diversity of the researchers and work done in IHPC. Indeed, this diversity was demonstrated by the breadth of topics covered during the symposium. The talks ranged from modelling of ferroelectric polymers to developing resource-efficient algorithms, from Biophysics to Photonics, and even from studying social networks to optimising hard disks. The symposium was divided into 4 sessions of 5 presentations each and to further highlight diversity, each session comprised of a mix of speakers from the different programmes. The highlight of each talk was the short question-and-answer session that followed after each presentation as that gave ample opportunity for members of the audience to raise questions and discuss content directly with the speaker.
     
    Another avenue of interactivity that AcT’07 felt would be beneficial for cross-programme collaboration was the use of the IHPC Wiki. A short presentation which introduced the Wiki and how to use it, demonstrated its usefulness as a tool for the exchange and sharing of ideas and information, be it for members of the same team or from the different programmes.
     
    The inaugural IHPC symposium turned out to be a great success, with good participation and attendance throughout the event. The symposium will be an annual event to keep researchers updated on the exciting and diverse research undertaken in IHPC.
         

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    This page is last updated at: 13-SEP-2013