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2005

03 May 2005
OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF NATIONAL GRID PHASE 2
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National Grid (Phase 2) is officially launched today by Mr. Lim Hng Kiang, Minister for Trade & Industry at GridAsia 2005. This follows on the successful pilot phase (2003 - 2004) of implementing a national cyber-infrastructure, known as the National Grid Pilot Platform (NGPP), that links up compute resources in Singapore. The National Grid has the vision of transforming Singapore into a nation where computer resources can be interconnected via a next generation cyber-infrastructure. Sharing of resources in a secure, reliable and efficient manner by authenticated users for education, commercial, entertainment, R&D, national security and other purposes will improve the economic and technological competitiveness of Singapore.

The National Grid (Phase 2) is co-funded by the two research councils of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) - Science & Engineering Research Council and Biomedical Research Council, the Defence Science & Technology Agency (DSTA), the Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) of Singapore, the National University of Singapore (NUS) and the Nanyang Technological University (NTU).

 
 
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