The DOST-ASTI launched the ICT for the Environment Program in 2008 primarily aimed to develop cost-effective platforms and applications for real-time monitoring of environmental parameters, as well as automate the process from data gathering to transmission. At the same time, DOST-ASTI launched the Philippine e-Science Grid (PSciGrid), which was the Agency’s response to the emerging need for a national initiative on grid computing for e-Science. PSciGrid was initiated to address the science and technology community’s need to have a concerted effort towards fully harnessing ICT infrastructures that can benefit the country’s local research and development, and essentially, for researchers and scientists to participate in cutting-edge collaborative scientific research that aims to solve global problems.

Through the PSciGrid Program, a high-performance computing facility was established in DOST-ASTI. This facility is intended to offer computational and data grid services to national, educational and research institutions that require high-speed computing to process the large amount of data that they handle. Significantly, among the applications that are run in this facility are on numerical and climate modelling which are being used by PAGASA, Manila Observatory, Ateneo de Manila University, UP-NIGS, UP-IESM, among others.

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Over the years, the emergence of information and communications technology has greatly affected the lives of people in the world crossing borders among countries and bringing access closer to one another. In the same token, the birth of Microelectronics has resulted to progress in the development of smaller, lighter and more efficient electronic devices.

This development has a striking resemblance to the birth of one of the research and development institutes of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) – the Advanced Science and Technology Institute (ASTI). It was in 1987 when President Corazon C. Aquino renamed the then National Science and Technology Authority (NSTA) to Department of Science and Technology (DOST). As an offshoot of such sequential events, the DOST-ASTI was created as a research and development institute of the Department by virtue of Executive Order No. 128.

Address: DOST- ASTI Building, U.P. Technology Park Complex, Carlos P. Garcia Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City 1101, Philippines
Contact Number: 927 2541