Singapore – The ASEAN High Performance Computing (HPC) Task Force and EU-ASEAN-Japan Symposium at the Supercomputing Asia Conference (SCA) 2023 were held in Singapore 1-2 March 2023.
Zurina Moktar, Head of Science and Technology Division of the ASEAN Secretariat, also delivered her remarks during the opening session and mentioned, “ASEAN looks forward to addressing three main challenges besetting HPC adoption in the region, namely the high upfront and maintenance cost, the divergence of technical capability and readiness to adopt HPC among ASEAN Member states, and the HPC carbon footprint that may affect ASEAN’s dual transition of going digital and going green.”
The progress of science its depends on international collaboration, sharing of experiences, and research infrastructures. The symposium offered a platform to discuss the importance of data-sharing and common scientific efforts to find solutions to global challenges. Domain experts exchanged views on important subjects such as high-speed data processing to address various challenges, ranging from epidemics to global warming to food shortages and decarbonisation of agriculture.
The symposium covered the discussion on the HPC School and its future in ASEAN, HPC use cases including the handling of health threats, and the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the ASEAN-Japan Cooperation.