Supercomputing Activities in Korea
10 Mar 2014 - 10 Mar 2014

Date10 March 2014, Monday
Time: 10 am  – 12 pm
Venue: Level 17, Charles Babbage Room, 1 Fusionopolis Way,Connexis South, Singapore 138632

Speaker: Jysoo Lee, National Institute of Supercomputing and Networking, Korea

An overview of supercomputing activities in Korea will be presented. Emphasis will be given to the legislation of the National Supercomputing Promotion Act passed by the National Assembly of Korea in 2011. With the law, increased investment in supercomputing ecosystem of the nation and coordination among government agencies are expected. The five year master plan of national supercomputing, which was established in 2012, will be described in such areas as application, infrastructure, and R&D. The talk will be concluded with brief description of newly created institute of National Institute of Supercomputing and Networking.

Dr. Jysoo Lee is the founding director general of NISN (National Institute of Supercomputing and Networking) in Korea. He received a BS degree from Seoul National University in 1985, and a Ph. D. degree from Boston University in 1992, all on physics. He was a visiting scholar at the Julich Supercomputing Center in Germany, and was a research associate at the Levich Institute of the City College of New York. He joined KISTI (Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information) in 2001, and had been the director of the supercomputing center for 2004-2006 and 2009-2012, and assumed the present position in 2013.

He has been leading several national scale high-performance computing projects, such as National Grid Project of K*Grid, National e-Science Project, and National Supercomputing Infrastructure Initiative. He played the leading role in the legislation of the Utilization and Promotion of National Supercomputing Act, similar to the HPC Act of the States, for broader adoption of high-performance computing in Korea. He also played a key role in establishing national supercomputing master-plan of Korea. 

He established the Grid and Supercomputing Program in the UST (University of Science and Technology), and has been the chief professor from its inception. He also is a vice-chair of the KSCSE (Korea Society of Computational Sciences and Engineering), and a member of the National Supercomputing Committee of Korea.

No of Participants: 24