iSGTW - International Science Grid This Week
iSGTW - International Science Grid This Week

Home > iSGTW 19 March 2008 > iSGTW Announcement - KnowledgeGRID to lift Malaysia's competitiveness

Announcement - KnowledgeGRID to lift Malaysia’s competitiveness

KnowledgeGRID Malaysia is tipped to accelerate Malaysia’s advancement in biotechnology, forecasting of natural disasters and animation content initiatives at significantly lower costs.
Image courtesy of KnowledgeGRID Malaysia

KnowledgeGRID Malaysia, spearheaded by Mimos Bhd, will be the next knowledge infrastructure for the nation, thus increasing Malaysia’s competitiveness in technology advancements regionally and globally.

The grid will provide computing resources and data capabilities to the nation’s weather modeling, earthquake simulation and protein folding, DNA and drug design research.

This is tipped to accelerate Malaysia’s advancement in biotechnology, forecasting of natural disasters and animation content initiatives at significantly lower costs.

Mimos Bhd’s senior manager for Grid Computing Lab, Ng Kwang Ming, said KnowledgeGRID Malaysia is essentially Malaysia’s K-Infrastructure that consists of hardware, software and services that provide ordinary people access to unprecedented computing power, services and data.

He said KnowledgeGRID Malaysia will be the knowledge collaboration platform that brings super computing power to everyone including academic institutions, small and medium enterprises, government and the private sector.

KnowledgeGRID Malaysia is a Ministry of Science, Technology & Innovation initiative under the Ninth Malaysia Plan and was launched by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi last August, he told Bernama.

“KnowledgeGRID Malaysia is the catalyst for a knowledge nation and plays a pivotal role in ensuring Malaysia takes the technological leap to the next ICT evolution,” he explained.

Recently, Ng said, Mimos signed a memorandum of understanding with Oracle Corporation Malaysia Sdn Bhd to jointly develop and deploy a sensor grid pilot project for the agriculture sector under KnowledgeGRID Malaysia.

He said the project will take agriculture to an advanced level in line with the vision of the Ninth Malaysia Plan.

Besides agriculture, Ng said, Mimos is also working with animation industry players to undertake the rendering process.

“By connecting through KnowledgeGRID Malaysia, they can use the supercomputer power to do the rendering with quicker results,” he added.

Ng said Mimos is also looking to link up all the national economic corridors with the KnowledgeGRID Malaysia.





 iSGTW 22 December 2010

Feature – Army of Women allies with CaBIG for online longitudinal studies

Special Announcement - iSGTW on Holiday

Video of the Week - Learn about LiDAR


NeHC launches social media

PRACE announces third Tier-0 machine

iRODS 2011 User Group Meeting

Jobs in distributed computing


Enter your email address to subscribe to iSGTW.


 iSGTW Blog Watch

Keep up with the grid’s blogosphere

 Mark your calendar

December 2010

13-18, AGU Fall Meeting

14-16, UCC 2010

17, ICETI 2011 and ICSIT 2011

24, Abstract Submission deadline, EGI User Forum


January 2011

11, HPCS 2011 Submission Deadline

11, SPCloud 2011

22, ALENEX11

30 Jan – 3 Feb, ESCC/Internet2


February 2011

1 - 4, GlobusWorld '11

2, Lift 11

15 - 16, Cloudscape III

More calendar items . . .


FooterINFSOMEuropean CommissionDepartment of EnergyNational¬†Science¬†Foundation RSSHeadlines | Site Map