NCSA, Korean science and technology center form joint supercomputing laboratory

06.11.12 -

The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) and the Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information (KISTI) will undertake collaborative research and development projects through a newly formed joint laboratory.

An agreement forming the KISTI-NCSA Joint Lab was signed in Korea in May. The joint venture will focus on developing technology related to supercomputing, potentially including application codes, research and education tools and interfaces, and programming environments.

"This is an expansion of the fruitful relationship that NCSA and KISTI have had going back many years," explained NCSA executive director Danny Powell. "The Joint Lab will take our collaboration to a new level and will spur significant cooperative efforts."

The collaborators hope to have various KISTI staff members stationed at NCSA at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Staff from the two centers also will gather for annual meetings, alternating between Korea and the United States.