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The EUAsiaGrid aims to thrust research cooperation across Asian countries by encouraging scientific communities of various disciplines to take advantage on the grid network infrastructure, already established through the Enabling Grids for e-Science (EGEE) program funded by the European Union (EU). Like PRAGMA, EUAsiaGrid is a support organization for scientific communities especially in the fields of High Energy Physics, Computational Chemistry, Mitigation of Natural Disasters, Bioinformatics and Biomedics, and other Social Science Applications by providing technological skills and infrastructure to them. ASTI participated in the EU-Asia Grid inititative as a partner and by being involved in the conduct of needs assesment, awareness and dissemination; Capacity building; and User communities-building within South East Asia. 

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PRAGMA was formed to establish sustained collaborations and advance the use of grid technologies in applications among a community of investigators working with leading institutions around the Pacific Rim.  ASTI has been an institutional member of the Pacific Rim Applications and Grid Middleware Assembly (PRAGMA) since March 2009. PRAGMA aims to establish sustained collaborations and advance the use of grid technologies in applications among a community of investigators working with leading institutions around the Pacific Rim. As a member of PRAGMA, ASTI attends the PRAGMA Meeting which is held twice a year, as well as other PRAGMA-related events.

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Academia Sinica Grid Computing Centre (ASGC), one of the leading high performance computing and communication centres in Taiwan, provides advanced and progressive grid computing services to scientists from various domains and Asia Pacific countries.  ASTI's collaboration with the Academia Sinica Grid Computing Centre (ASGC) of Taiwan started with the EUAsiaGrid Project, of which ASGC and ASTI were both project partners. ASGC, being one of Taiwan's leading high performance computing and communication centres, developed the SPECFEM3D_GLOBE application,  a technology used for simulating regional/global seismic wave propagation (this is important for seismologists to get a good picture of areas prone to ground motion). ASTI installed this application on its Liknayan Cluster (the production cluster shared with the Enabling Grids for E-sciencE or EGEE). Jointly, ASTI and ASGC conducted a training-workshop for seismologists from the PHIVOLCS on installing and using the said application. 

About Us

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
Email: webmaster@asti.dost.gov.ph