We are pleased to announce that the HKU CS Grid Point (as part of the China National Grid) has successfully completed the 2nd
Grid Plugtest in Grids@Work 2005, which was jointly organized by European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) and INRIA, France on October 11-12, 2005. The Plugtest managed to set up a Grid of about 2500 processors all over the world, translated
into an aggregate computing power of 300Gflops. The open-source ProActive Middleware was used as the "gluing agent" for these scattered resources. The China
National Grid is proud to be the second largest resource provider for this event.
The Plugtest has proven to be a very valuable experience. It not only demonstrated the feasibility of deploying a globally distributed, yet powerful, Grid in a
rather "ad-hoc" manner; the difficulties encountered during the process have also enriched the participants' knowledge and understanding of the Grid. For details
about the Plugtest, please click here.
The research team led by Prof. David Abramson at Monash University,
Australia, is going to extend their grid test bed for the GriddLes project, a research effort
that aims to simplify grid application development by making good use of legacy software components. HKU CS is glad to contribute to the project by sharing the Gideon cluster as a regional grid node.
Dr. Francis Lau delivered a keynote speech ("Grid Infrastructure and Key
Technologies") in Grid World China 2005 which was held on April 6-7 in Beijing, China. The forum was organized
by International Data Group (IDG) and attracted hundreds of attendees coming from the academia and some major technology providers in the field. For more
information, please refer to the conference Web site (in Chinese).
are two ongoing grid projects in the Department of Computing
in the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. They are "Integrating
P2P networking layer into the Grid" and "Data
These projects are leaded by Dr. Jiannong
Dec 13, 2004
Mr. Wang Tianqi presented Gamelet paper in
Dec 11, 2004
A workshop on
"How to Build a Linux Cluster", jointly organized by HKU's
Department of Computer Science, Linux Pilot and the Hong Kong Linux
User Group, was held on December 11, 2004. The two workshop sessions
were attended by over 50 participants from the IT industry. The
workshops provided the participants with hands-on experience to
build a PC cluster running the Fedora Linux distribution, and
demonstrated the high availability of a MySQL cluster.
To obtain the presentation files, please visit the following link:
Dec 9, 2004
Wang presented "Grid Computing Research in Hong Kong" in
Hua University (中華大學), Taiwan. (PPT)
Dec 8, 2004
Dr. Cho-Li Wang presented "Grid Computing Research in
Hong Kong" in The First Workshop on Grid Technologies
and Applications (WoGTA'04),
National Center for High-Performance Computing, Taiwan.
Drug Discovery Grid (DDGrid)
was successfully ported on Gideon cluster by W.J. Zhang
from Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Oct 20-22, 2004
The 3rd International Conference on
Grid and Cooperative Computing(GCC2004) in Wuhan.
Two papers (G-PASS
by Tianchi Ma
by Roy S.C. Ho)
were presented on the conference.
Oct 17-18, 2004
Linux Cluster Workshop for HK secondary school teachers
and students (Sponsors: Sun Microsystems, ThizLinux,
Kong Linux Industry Association (HKLIA))
Roundtable on New Frontiers in Informatics (NFI) was hold
in the Department of Computer Science of Hong Kong Baptist
The Roundtable on New Frontiers in Informatics is
of minds to share their experiences and visions
on emerging intelligent information technologies. Each time it
features a group of invited speakers, who are the pioneers or active
researchers in their respective fields. The NFI Roundtable is held
in the Department of Computer Science, Hong Kong Baptist University.
All interested academics, post-graduate or undergraduate students,
and practitioners are cordially invited to join and benefit from
this free, public forum. Recent topics include, but not limited
to: Autonomy Oriented Computing; Brain Science; Data Mining; Granular
Computing; Information Retrieval; Knowledge Grids and Grid Intelligence;
Multi-Agent Systems; Service Computing; Web Intelligence.
Department of Computer Science of Hong Kong Baptist University
co-organized the Second International Workshop on Knowledge
Grid and Grid Intelligence with Chinese Academy of Science.
This conference was hold in Beijing of China.
||Dr. Francis Lau was invited to participate in the panel session "Current State and Future Trends of Distributed
Computing Systems in Asia" at the The 10th International Workshop on Future Trends
of Distributed Computing Systems (FTDCS 2004) in Suzhou, China.
Dr. Francis Lau was invited to give a talk on Grid computing in HK
4th Annual Forum on City Informatization In the Asia-Pacific
Region (CIAPR IV) in Shanghai, China.
Prof. Minglu Li from Shanghai Jiao Tong University gave a talk on the Shanghai Grid during a visit to HKU.
Dr. Cho-Li Wang presented Grid
Computing in Hong Kong at ETI's Grid Workshop
|| SLIM demonstration at Cyberport
|| The HK Science & Technology Parks and HKLIA visited the HPC facilities at HKU
Grid Computing Technology Conference" organized
by Oracle, NetApp, GTI and Foundry will be held at JW Marriott
Hotel on 23 February 2004.
|| The HK Supercomputer Directory is released
|| The system status of the
grid point in the Baptist University has been pushed to the HKGrid Ganglia
repository; the GT services are also ready (thanks to M. Law)
|| Job submission between the Computer
Centre (CC), HKU and the Department of CSIS, HKU has been tested.
CC's MDS information is now available at the HKGrid MDS
and Ganglia repositories
(thanks to C.M. Woo)
|| Hong Kong Grid Initiative is opened
officially in the banquet of the international conference Cluster
2003 on Dec. 3, 2003. Detailed information is available on Hong
Kong Grid Initiative Open Ceremony
services at UST have been setup and ready (thanks to Y.M. Zhu)
problem at PolyU has been resolved (thanks to W. Wu), job
submission through GT was tested. The monitoring tools started
to report system status to the root server
server for monitoring the HKGrid testbed has been set up. The
real-time system status (Ganglia and MDS)
|| Grid gateways
have been set up in City
University and Polytechnic
University. Job submission and system monitoring tools at
CityU and HKU have been tested (thanks to M.H. Ko)
authority (CA) for the HKGrid testbed is available
grid point was participated in a climate simulation demo
in the 5th
mailing lists for the Hong
Kong Grid Initiative have been created
||A demo of
a distributed weather forcasting application has been conducted
on the ApGrid testbed
during the HKU
Jupas Open Day. The demo involved AIST (Japan), Kasetsart
University (Thailand), and the HKU-CSIS
web page is available
||Dr. Francis Lau and Dr. C.L. Wang
visited Beijing's and Shanghai's University and Government organizations
for exchanging the experience of High Performance Computing (HPC)
and also visiting their HPC facilities. PHOTO