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Tech Report #27: July 1, 2003

ATIP Report Abstracts 2003: Part 6

Posted with permission from ATIP




A typical ATIP Report is in two parts, one public portion, and one subscriber portion. The following is the titles of the reports published in June 2003 (see the rest at the URL above or in this series on the GLOCOM Platform).

  • ATIP03.034 : The RIKEN Research Center for Allergy and Immunology (RCAI)
  • ATIP03.035 : Recent HPC Activities in China
  • ATIP03.036 : Bangalore Bio 2003
  • ATIP03.037 : International Conference on Quantum Information (ICOQUIN)
  • ATIP03.038 : NEDO's Synthetic Nano-Function Materials Project


Date: 2 June 2003
ATIP03.034: The RIKEN Research Center for Allergy and Immunology (RCAI)

ABSTRACT: The RIKEN Research Center for Allergy and Immunology (RCAI) was established in 2001 as the last in a number of new life science research centers created within the Institute for Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN). The Center, which is to move into new facilities at the RIKEN Yokohama campus, adjacent to the RIKEN Genomic Science Center, aims at producing an original combination of individual research and a more focused promotion of enabling technologies for immunological research, such as single-molecule studies, micro-arrays and bioinformatics, large-scale mouse mutant panels, and new techniques such as RNA interference. The present report provides a summary and assessment of activities at the RCAI.

Date: 5 June 2003
ATIP03.035: Recent HPC Activities in China

ABSTRACT: Indigenous High-Performance Computers in China are approaching world-class performance levels. Many of these machines have been developed using cluster architecture with readily available high performance subcomponents (e.g., Intel Xeon CPUs). This report examines some of the more recent developments in HPC sites in China as related to government research facilities and institutions.

Date: 11 June 2003
ATIP03.036: Bangalore Bio 2003

ABSTRACT: Bangalore Bio is a biotechnology conference held in mid-April every year in Bangalore, India. This year's conference focused on Indian R&D, clinical research, biotechnology funding, phyto-pharmaceuticals, and IPR (Intellectual Property Rights), among other issues. The present report summarizes the conference and reviews the status and latest developments of biotechnology in India.

Date: 16 June 2003
ATIP03.037: International Conference on Quantum Information (ICOQUIN)

ABSTRACT: This report is an overview of the ICOQUIN conference held in Oviedo (Spain) in July 2002 on Quantum Information. The conference, which included twenty-eight presentations, mostly by European researchers, highlighted the latest achievements in Quantum Information research, including areas such as conceptual foundations, recent theoretical and experimental progress in quantum information processing, quantum computing, and conceptual issues on the foundations of quantum theory.

Date: 24 June 2003
ATIP03.038: NEDO's Synthetic Nano-Function Materials Project

ABSTRACT: Japan's Ministry of Economy, International Trade and Industry (METI) and METI's New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) instituted the Nanotechnology Material and Science Program in 2001. This program now supports nine flagship nanotechnology projects. Among the most ambitious, device-oriented projects is the Synthetic Nano-Function Materials Project. Its 2003 total funding of approximately US$2.5M was distributed among five technological themes. The Project is administered through the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST). Individual subprojects span a range of theoretical and applied efforts, which are taking place at several laboratories and universities. Summaries of each of the projects are provided in this report.

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