KISTI and GIST jointly organizes workshop for AI & Computing InfrastructureKISTI and GIST jointly organizes workshop for AI & Computing Infrastructure The division of the national supercomputing of KISTI and the Institute for Artificial Intelligence of GIST, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, has jointly organized workshop for building and operating of infrastructure for high performance AI computing, which is appropriate and preferred for the domestic environment of Korea, October 25th, 2019. Fourteen computing researchers and experts from the two organizations have discussed the orientation of building and operating preferred AI computing infrastructure; the platform for operating and utilizing AI computing infrastructure efficiently; AI computing chips for the next generation; and HW and SW for AI computing. High performance computers are advised to be operated optimally by inputting high quality and enormous data into the computers in order to flexibly support AI involved in almost all the area of human beings. According to openAI data, the necessary learning time of leading researches of AI technology, which is the amount of calculation, almost doubles every 3 and a half months. This phenomenon has driven the international research communities to have bigger AI computing engines and data repositories competitively. Therefore, the nationwide AI computing infrastructures have been built in the AI-specialized or HPC/AI -combined manner, worldwidely such as in Japan, Taiwan, USA, Europe, and China. In Korea, the project to build an AI cloud data center as part of the Gwangju AI industry complex has been in preparation for supporting GPU-based high performance computing which is specialized in Korea's domestic AI environment in addition to support of the KISTI's supercomputer NURION and GPU-based system, Neuron.
Opening of Chuncheon Regional Network Center of KREONETOpening of Chuncheon Regional Network Center of KREONET - KISTI and Kangwon National University concluding MOU - KISTI and Kangwon National University(KNU) has concluded MOU for establishing KREONET regional network center and opened the center on October 8th for activating the national science and technology R&D in Gangwon region. KREONET(Korea Research Environment Open Network) is one of the five nationwide Internet services of Korea, as research Internet service in 1988. It has been providing research network services with high performance and quality for more than 200 organizations such as government-funded research institutes, governmental and public organizations, universities, and academic societies and associations, and users of KISTI's supercomputers. KISTI has been operating 17 regional network centers in Korea in order to provide innovative convergent cyber research environments of the national R&D through KREONET. KNU will provide high-tech research infrastructure of KREONET in Chuncheon area as a key research organization in the area as a result of the MOU. Also, KNU is expected to play a key role in pushing ahead with being an important core base of the national life science industry through creating additional value resulting from building a science complex in Chuncheon area and applying new technologies. In addition, KISTI expects KNU, as a regional head university, to contribute to interacting actively with the local society and industry; uniting research resources ; and creating data ecosystem through sustainable cooperation with industry and university.
Cooperating with Changwon city for building industrial ecosystem for smart innov...KISTI concludes MoU with Changwon city for building industrial ecosystem for smart innovation, and solving urban problems. KISTI has concluded MOU with Changwon city for building industrial ecosystem for smart innovation, and solving urban problems at Changwon city hall on September 30th. The MoU includes building and utilizing industrial data system for creating the city's innovative industrial ecosystem; cooperation for utilizing KISTI's supercomputing infrastructure and technologies of data, AI, and industrial innovation; building and utilizing the data-based problem-solving system for public safety of the citizens; and discovering cooperative business of the 4th industrial revolution, smart city, and smart ocean. KISTI plans to support that the city could utilize the information that KISTI analyzes and predicts in real time whose source comes from the city's specialized regional information. In addition, KISTI plans to assist Changwon city with KISTI's accumulated research capacity for the city's comprehensive and systematic future city realization of smart city, smart factory, building future distribution system, and smart harbor.
The 3rd Science & Technology Information ForumThe 3rd Science & Technology Information Forum KISTI has held the 3rd Science & Technology Information Forum at Sheraton Seoul Palace Gangnam Hotel on September 26th. The topic of the forum is 'paradigm change of Korea's national science and technology R&D after Japan excluded Korea from the White List for export of its government.' This forum aims to not only introducing an innovative investment platform of the national science & technology R&D in the way of improving the R&D system but also providing the investment pattern of the government through objective data analysis. This results from the Korean government's investment strategies and innovative countermeasures for material, component, and equipment R&D,. This is in order to get independent from the dominant position of Japan's technology, and also comes from Japanese government's export control of material, component, and equipment.
Korea Supercomputitng and KREONET 2019“Korea Supercomputing Conference(KSC) and KREONET 2019” is held at the K-Hotel on Sep.5-6 with the title of “Supercomputing Everywhere Connected”. With the 11th year of the year, the KSC is the largest academic and technical conference for supercomputing area and is jointly organized with KREONET(Korea REsearch Open NETwork) this year. Outstanding research reports and up-to-dated technical trends on supercomputing and high-performance research network are presented and many scientists and researchers from abroad shared their experience and research outputs. On its 1st day, some of distinguished scientists from home and abroad presented keynote speech on several topics such as supercomputing and utilization, conversion of data and supercomputing, big-data analysis, high-performance research network. Among the speakers. Dr.Yoshio Oyanagi, professor of Kobe University has presented his research on the development of supercomputer in Japan and its utilization for social issues with the title of “From Numerical Wind Tunnel Computer to Fugaku Supercomputer”. Dr.Katherine Yelick, a professor at the university of California, Berkeley has presented how data scientists cope with explosive data increase in biology, material science, aerospace and introduced technical factors necessary for data science. On 2nd day, with the title of “Coevolution of Big data and Natural Science” Dr.Lee Jaehyun delivered invited speech on machine learning and deep learning as a good way of extracting interpretable result from big data with its utilization in physics and astronomy. Dr.Thomas Schulteis of ETH, Zurich with the title of “Supercomputing and Service Architecture” has introduced best practice of SCCS(Centro Svizzero di Calcolo Scientifico) for improving user service by using cloud and web environment. Finally, Dr.Choi heeyoon, President of KISTI, has emphasized that supercomputer is essential for data-driven ecosystem and innovation for science and technology and will strongly support to make the firm foundation for collaborative environment between supercomputer and research network to cope with social issues.
KISTI R&D PIE received an award for "2019 Government Innovation Award by OECDKISTI announced on Aug.21 that R&D PIE(Platform for Investment Evaluation) received an award for “2019 Government Innovation Award”, which is selected and awarded by OECD. OECD has been searching for most innovative cases to study the global trend of government innovation and select innovative cases for sharing with global society. Since 2017, KISTI’s R&D Investment Analysis Center has been establishing platform and conducting R&D PIE project which is initiated and supported by the Science and Technology Innovation Office in MSIT(Ministry of Science and ICT). R&D PIE is supporting general and strategic review for government policy on technology-training-system-policy. R&D PIE will be applied to 8 priority areas such as Autonomous Car, Unmanned Air Vehicle (drone), Precision Medicine, Fine Dust Reduction, Smart Farm, Smart Grid, Intelligent Robot, Smart City and gradually, will be expended into Renewable Energy and AI in future. To do so, KISTI has designed connected model for technology-industry-policy-economy-society based on big data analysis on global paper, paten DB and national R&D information. Accordingly, application of R&D PIE was included in “Government R&D Investment Support for Innovative Growth” at the economic ministerial meeting on Feb.
Cooperation with Computer Network Information Center of ChinaKISTI signed MoU with CNIC(Computer Network Information Center) of China on 20th at its head office in Daejeon City to build mutual cooperation in science and technology. KISTI and CNIC are both leading national research organizations in each country, conducting research on national S&T big data, supercomputing, research network, S&T cloud infrastructure. This MoU is concluded as CNIC has delivered its intention to visit KISTI and to discuss research cooperation. By concluding the MoU, KISTI and CNIC have agreed to cooperate on S&T infrastructure and to conduct research on developing leading technologies including exchanges of researchers and scientists. Dr.Choi Heeyoon, President of KISTI has said that it is expected to conduct joint research on S&T big data, supercomputing and high-performance research network. Dr.Liao Fangyu, Director General of CNIC also mentioned that this MoU will generate synergy effect on S&T development for both countries.
Research Data Cooperation with ARDC in AustraliaKISTI and ARDC, Australian Research Data Commons, have concluded MoU for cooperation in constructing the system of the national research data on 16th July in Sydney, Australia. The two organizations have agreed to cooperate on data exchange, mutual application of their infrastructure, exchange of experience on cloud service for research data, and professionals, and joint researches on the basis of this MoU. KISTI has been establishing and expanding its global collaboration around the world, such as Australia, Japan, and the United States as well as European nations; and it is planning to make efforts to establish the platform for the national research data, which helps to conduct the world top level data-intensive researches through global cooperation with scientifically advanced countries. ARDC has been operating and managing Australian infrastructure and services of research data over 10 years, and leading eResearch in Australia. Furthermore, it is endeavoring to build the world-class research infrastructure of Australian government.
EDISON Platform was introduced at 2019 Europe-Korea Conference on Science and Te...KISTI has introduced its EDISON Platform at 2019 EKC(Euro-Korea Conference on Science and Technology)held in Vienna on July 15th to 18th. At the R&D matchmaking session which was co-organized by NST(National Research Council of Science and Technology) and GRIs(Government Research Institutes), KIST Europe Office, KIGAM, KIMM and KISTI have participated and introduced their global R&D and cooperation research areas. EDISON(EDcuation and research integration through Simulation on the Open platform and Net) is an open R&D platform that allows to develop web-based simulation and data-driven intelligent research environment uniting research outcomes from 7 areas of computational science to utilized in education and research on cyber environment. EDISON Platform is an unique web-based service platform in Korea being able to utilize various resources including supercomputer, which has been developed since 2011 with the support of Ministry of Science and Technology and ICT with the aim of providing students of science and engineering background with advanced simulation S/W and utilization environment. Since 2011, EDISON Platform has been loaded with more than 1,200 computational simulation software and contents in 7 areas developed by 50 universities in Korea and is used by more than 10,000 users. Dr.Lee Jongsook, Director of Computational Science Platform Center said “ I would appreciate to have an opportunity to introduce EDISON Platform to Korean scientists and engineers in Europe and hope to make this opportunity to develop global cooperation with universities and research institutes in Europe.”
KISTI. awarded SAG for data-driven urban flooding solution at 2019 User Conferen...KISTI was recognized excellence for its “Data-driven Solution for Urban Flooding”. ESRI, a world leading GIS software company, has announced at 2019 User Conference(UC) held in San Diego on July 10th that ‘Real-time flooding prediction solution’ was awarded SAG(Special Achievement in GIS) for its advanced successful solution case of urban flooding in cooperation with research institute and metropolitan city *UC(User Conference) is world largest GIS conference and it is annually hosted by ESRI. About 18,000 GIS researchers and specialists from 140 countries are gathering together to discus and share up-to-dated research, trend and technology of GIS. KISTI was received positive evaluation for securing golden time to respond in advance with urban flooding by developing “real-time flooding prediction solution” combining data, artificial intelligence analysis and supercomputing infrastructure of KISTI.