China National Grid Project (CNGrid)

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The China National Grid Project is a key project supported by the National High-Tech R&D Program (the 863 program), which is a continuing effort to the HPCE project. From October 23 to 24, during the two days meeting at Shanghai Supercomputing Center, China National Grid (CNGrid) consortium and China Grid Forum were established. China government will invest 100 million RMB, about 12 M USD, to build the infrastructure of CNGrid. The major tasks include :

Figure 1: Grid Points Distribution in China


Recent Activities

12/28/2004 Dr. C.L. Wang and Mr. Ma Tianchi presented HKU Grid Node at CNGrid annual meeting in Beijing (PPT) (photo)

Nov. 2004

Drug Discovery Grid (DDGrid) was successfully ported on Gideon cluster by W.J. Zhang from Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Oct. 2004

The International Workshop on Grid and Cooperative Computing (GCC2004), was held on Oct 21-24, 2004 in Wuhan, China. Photos in GCC2004.


Dr. Francis Lau gave an invited talk Grid computing in HK at The 4th Annual Forum on City Informatization In the Asia-Pacific Region (CIAPR IV) in Shanghai.

Dec. 2003

The Second International Workshop on Grid and Cooperative Computing (GCC2003) was held from December 7 to 10, 2003 in Shanghai 上海, China. Photos in GCC2003 (Shanghai, China)

Dec. 2002

Photos in GCC2002 (Sanya, China)

CNGrid Access Points

The China National Grid (CNGrid) will connect several grid points across the country (see Figure 1), including:

Two Main Access Points

  1. 中科院计算所 (CAS Network Centers, Beijing) - Main site (DeepComp 6800 (1024 I2 proc, now 38th in TOP500)
  2. 上海超级计算中心 (Shanghai Supercomputing Center) - Main site (Dawning4000A : 2560 Opteron proc, now 17th in TOP500)

Other Grid Points (not updated yet)

  1. 清华大学 Tsinghua University (Beijing)
  2. 中科院应用物理所 Applied Physics Institute (Beijing)
  3. 中国科技大学 University of China Science and Technology (Hefei, Anhui)
  4. 西安交通大学 Xi’an Jiaotong University (Xi’an, Shaanxi)
  5. 国防科技大学 NUDT (Changsha)
  6. 香港大学 Hong Kong University (Hongkong)

CNGrid Software:

  • Vega (织女星) GOS: dynamic service deployment, single-sign-on, data replication, and performance monitoring. Developed by Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (中科院计算所)
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CNGrid Applications

  • Drug Discovery Grid (DDGrid) : Core members include Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica (上海药物所), Shanghai Jiao Tong University (上海交通大学), 江南计算技术研究所, and The University of Hong Kong (香港大学).
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HKU Grid Point

The HKU Gideon 300 cluster will be used as one of the CNGrid access points for the development of Grid middleware and evaluation of  various Grid applications developed under the 863 projects. We will cooperate with our partners in the Institute of Computing Technology (ICT) of Chinese Academy of Science (CAS) for developing a Grid middleware, named G-JavaMPI.

Grid Computing in China

Last Update by C.L. Wang : Jan. 4, 2004 (