February 2006
International Cyberinfrastructure: Activities Around the Globe
John O’Callaghan, Australian Partnership for Advanced Computing

4. The APAC National Grid in the International Context

APAC is participating in discussions with other ‘production grid’ organisations on the development of inter-operable grids. This will enable Australian researchers to collaborate using computing and information facilities around the world. Examples of collaboration are in accessing astronomical data sets, very long baseline interferometry, Belle and Atlas experiments, lattice data grids, and climate change modelling.

Such international collaboration is being underpinned by an advanced communications infrastructure involving a trans-Pacific gigabit research link provided by AARNet.

APAC is also participating in a number of international programs to promote the development and use of grid infrastructure. APAC is a Founding Institutional Member of PRAGMA which fosters cooperation on grid infrastructure and applications by Pacific Rim organisations. APAC is also a Silver Sponsor of the Global Grid Forum.

The APAC Partners

Australian Centre for Advanced Computing and Communications (ac3): http://www.ac3.com.au
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO): http://www.hpsc.csiro.au
The Hub of Advanced Computing in Western Australia (iVEC): http://www.ivec.org
Queensland Parallel Supercomputing Foundation (QPSF): http://www.qpsf.edu.au
South Australian Partnership for Advanced Computing (SAPAC): http://www.sapac.edu.au
The Australian National University (ANU): http://www.anusf.anu.edu.au
University of Tasmania acting as host for the Tasmanian Partnership for Advanced Computing (TPAC): http://www.antcrc.utas.edu.au/tpac
Victorian Partnership for Advanced Computing (VPAC): http://www.vpac.org


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Reference this article
O'Callaghan, J. "A National Grid Infrastructure for Australian Researchers," CTWatch Quarterly, Volume 2, Number 1, February 2006. http://www.ctwatch.org/quarterly/articles/2006/02/a-national-grid-infrastructure-for-australian-researchers/

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