Monday, February 27, 2012

Case Studies of Desktop Grid Particularly from the Asia-Pacific Region: Malaysia & Indonesia

This afternoon I gave my presentation regarding Desktop Grid activities in Asia-Pacific region with focus on Malaysia and Indonesia. The Desktop Grid implementation in this region may already exist but uncoordinated. The effort to introduce and coordinate the Desktop Grid was started since last year just after ISGC 2011 end. There was Dr. Robert Lovas from Desktop Grid for International Scientific Collaboration (DEGISCO) project who introduce the technology and the initiative to unite the Desktop Grid/Volunteer computing under International Desktop Grid Federation (IDGF) umbrella. Two training and seminar events was held in Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) and Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB). The outcome from these events are promising: UPM has just completed their phase one Desktop Grid implementation based on SZDG-BOINC (called DG@Putra), Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP) and ITB about to complete their Desktop Grid implementation that UTP particularly will use SZDG-BOINC as their campus grid platform. The next step would be integrating the Desktop Grid to existing National/Regional Distributed Computing Infrastructure (Malaysia especially) and will continuously provide support (e.g. training, awareness seminar, consultation) to Desktop Grid communities in South-East Asia region particularly.

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