February 2006
International Cyberinfrastructure: Activities Around the Globe
Hyeongwoo Park, Pillwoo Lee, Jongsuk Ruth Lee, Sungho Kim, Jaiseung Kwak, Kum Won Cho, Sang-Beom Lim, Jysoo Lee
KISTI (Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information) Supercomputing Center, Korea

5. Korea e-Science Project

The main focus of the K*Grid project is for the construction of next generation internet and business applications, and little attention is given to scientific applications. In order to complement the situation, the Korea e-Science project started by MOST (Ministry of Science and Technology) of Korea with the intention of providing advanced collaborative environments to researchers distributed over the country.

e-Science Applications

Currently, advanced environments, or problem solving environments, are being constructed in five application areas (Table 2) as a part of the Korea e-Science Project. Each application will be developed using common application support software and infrastructures that was built by the K*Grid. Although it will take three years to complete the environments, test service of the environments will start by the beginning of 2006.

Title Organization Area
Development of molecular simulation e-Science research environment and e-Glycoconjugates Konkuk University BT, NT
Development of e-Science Environment for HG2C based on service oriented architecture Soongsil University BT
Construction of numerical wind tunnel on the e-Science infrastructure Seoul National University Aerospace
Establishment of e-Science environment using the high voltage electron microscope KBSI Equipment control
Construction of e-Science environment for weather information system Pukyoung University Meterology
Table 2. Applications of Korea e-Science Project

e-Science Common Software

As part of the Korea e-Science Project, workflow, visualization, and user portals are the main software areas of focus. These are intended to be made as general as possible, so they can be used in other applications projects (Table 1) and among other related communities. Extracting common components from various areas of applications is not expected to be an easy task. We start from a specific field of aerospace, discuss with area application developers to extract commonly used components, and define common application support software. Naturally, it will be extended to other application areas to define and refine common application support software.

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Reference this article
Park, H., Lee, P., Lee, J., Kim, S., Kwak, J., Cho, K., Lim, S.-B., Lee, J. "Construction and Utilization of the Cyberinfrastructure in Korea," CTWatch Quarterly, Volume 2, Number 1, February 2006. http://www.ctwatch.org/quarterly/articles/2006/02/construction-and-utilization-of-the-cyberinfrastructure-in-korea/

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