SEOUL, March 14 (Korea Bizwire) – A big data system allowing scientists around the world to share their findings and data through ultra-fast Internet connections has been introduced in South Korea.
The Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information (KISTI) joined Pacific Research Platform (PRP), an open platform science project as a global partner. The KISTI is also the first organization in Asia to launch a 10GE (Gigabit Ethernet) network with a maximum transmission speed of 9.5Gb/s.
The Pacific Research Platform already links renowned research universities in the U.S. including the University of California, San Diego State University, Stanford University, and the University of Washington.
The KISTI expects collaboration with other academic institutions abroad through the ultra-highspeed networks will help Korean scientists make advances in their research and generate more interest in the fields of particle physics, astrophysics, biomedical sciences, earth science and virtual reality, to name a few.
“Big data for scientific research in fields America traditionally leads such as high-resolution virtual reality or commercial genomics will be now shared with South Korean scientists,” said KISTI senior researcher Moon Jung-hoo.
“I hope it will invigorate research programs and lead to great research findings.”
Ashley Song (firstname.lastname@example.org)