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Tech Report #47: November 5, 2003

ATIP Report Abstracts 2003: Part 10

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2003 ATIP REPORT ABSTRACTS: Part 10 (October)



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 October 2003 (see the rest at the URL above or in this series on the GLOCOM Platform).

  • ATIP03.053 : Indian Contract Research
  • ATIP03.054 : Nanotechnology Organizations and Programs in China
  • ATIP03.055 : Access Grid Status in Asia Pacific Countries
  • ATIP03.056 : NAL Numerical Simulator III: Visualization System


Date: 7 October 2003
ATIP03.053: Indian Contract Research

ABSTRACT: Outsourced chemistry and biology R&D in India has not received as much attention in the US as information technology outsourcing. The chemistry and biology outsourcing market is small, but it is growing rapidly. India has a large number of contract research companies in chemistry, biology, and in the new field of drug discovery services. These companies are becoming part of the global pharmaceutical and chemical R&D network. They have also helped India upgrade its technology capability with relatively modest investments. The present report discusses pharmaceutical and biotechnology R&D outsourcing in India as well as all related activities such as contract research or research services as it is sometimes called. This report examines the rise of the contract research industry in India in the mid-1990s and looks at what research services in India are expected to deliver in the near and middle term.

Date: 14 October 2003
ATIP03.054: Nanotechnology Organizations and Programs in China

ABSTRACT: The present report summarizes China's activities in nanoscience and nanotechnology for the periods of 1999-2001 and 2002-2006. The Chinese Government spent approximately $45M between 1999 and 2001; in the period of 2002-2006, it will likely spend well in excess of that figure on nanotechnology research and development. The major ministry-level funding agencies for nanotechnology are the Ministry of Science and Technology, the Ministry of Education, the Chinese Academy of Science, and the National Natural Science Foundation of China. Projects are distributed among many laboratories and universities. Work is progressing rapidly on all fronts of nanoscience and nanotechnology, with nanomaterials continuing to capture the single largest concentration of effort.

Date: 21 October 2003
ATIP03.055: Access Grid Status in Asia Pacific Countries

ABSTRACT: The Access Grid (AG) is an open-source software tool kit for group-to-group collaboration, using the Grid infrastructure. The present report summarizes the deployment and development status of AG technology in a number of Asian countries as reported in the Asia-Pacific Advanced Network Consortium's (APAN) 16 th meeting, held in August 2003 in Korea. Some key institutions involved in the deployment and development of AG are identified, along with common deployment issues and development activities.

Date: 28 October 2003
ATIP03.056: NAL Numerical Simulator III: Visualization System

ABSTRACT: In many of High Performance Computing Systems being developed today, one of the most critical components of the system, namely the visualization system, is often treated as an afterthought. The world's fastest computer, the Earth Simulator (ES), is a prime example. Upon its completion in Spring of 2002, ES researchers were still unclear as to what type of specialized visualization system, if any, would be used to process the massive amount of visualization data which would be generated by the 40TF machine. However, the most recent supercomputer developed in Japan, the National Aerospace Laboratory's Numerical Simulator III (NSIII), provides a fine counterexample of an advanced well-rounded visualization system designed to complement its 9TF computational power. The present report provides a detailed description of the hardware, software, and other pertinent information related to the development and usage of the NSIII's visualization system.

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