The APAN 50 Virtual Conference included a session on the Asia Pacific Research Platform (APRP) on August 4, 2020. APRP’s key objective is to promote a vibrant and relevant HPC ecosystem in the Asia-Pacific. Attendees gain access to visionary insights from thought leaders in academia and industry, optimum networking opportunities, and the HPC community in the region. The agenda engages APAN members and ASEAN representatives in setting up the APRP to facilitate collaboration nationally, within the region and to become part of a Global Research Platform.
The session was organized by Andrew Howard (National Computational Infrastructure, Australia) and Jeonghoon Moon (KISTI, Korea). In addition to Howard and Moon, speakers also included Alvin Chiam (National Super Computing Center, Singapore), Wallace Chase (REANNZ, New Zealand), Suhaimi Napis (UPM, Malaysia), Syed Asif Razar (IBA University, Pakistan), Chanpol Kongsute & Chaodit Aswakul (Chulalongkorn University, Thailand), Eli Dart (ESnet, USA), Joe Mambretti (Northwestern University, USA) & Tom DeFanti (UCSD, USA), Kihyeon Kim (KISTI, Korea), John Graham (UCSD, USA), John Hess (CENIC, USA), and Yves Poppe (National Super Computing Center, Singapore)