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The Computing and Archiving Research Environment (CoARE) team of the DOST – Advanced Science and Technology Institute (DOST-ASTI) conducted its second High-Performance Computing (HPC) Training for International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) in Los Baños, Laguna last May 19, 2016. IRRI is one of the largest users of CoARE Facility.

IRRI is a non-profit organization that aims to improve farmers’ health and welfare; tackle climate change; improve food security; protect the rice-growing environment; and reduce hunger and poverty through rice research. One of projects of IRRI is the notable 3,000 Rice Genomes (3KRG) Project. It is a collaborative effort to sequence 3,024 rice varieties from different countries. To archive over 120 terabytes of downloadable data of the 3KRG, the project uses the data storage facility of the DOST-ASTI.

The DOST-ASTI CoARE offers three main services. HPC is one of it. The HPC training held in IRRI aims to help the attendees be equipped with the basic knowledge about the HPC facility and how to use it for research.

HPC is used to process data using various applications and perform large scale calculations. IRRI’s projects require high requirements for high-performance computing and because of this, a collaboration was forged between the two institutions. DOST-ASTI and IRRI collaboration will pave way for more advanced rice researches in the future.

It was the second time that an HPC training was held for IRRI. The first training was attended by the first bioinformatics team while this time, it was a mix of scientists, researchers, postdoctoral fellows, Science Research Specialists, consultants and scholars in IRRI.

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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.

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