|dc.description.abstract||The CGIAR global cluster grid of HPCs for bioinformatics.
The Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) has implemented since 2005 a Grid of HPC Cluster systems at CIP in Lima (Peru), ICRISAT in Hyderabad (India), ILRI in Nairobi (Kenya) and IRRI in Manila (Phillipines) as an advanced global bioinformatics research platform supported by the Generation Challenge Program project (GCP). With remote systems support being coordinated by CIP in Lima, such a widespread global network presents many technical challenges in the area of network, systems and above all user management. Beyond the bioinformatics goals, lessons have also been learnt exploiting the complementary technologies of Internet2 and Access Grid video conferencing. The Grid of HPCs is now being expanded to include systems and users at CIMMYT in Mexico, with CIAT (Colombia) and ICARDA (Syria) pending.
Ponencia publicada en: Memorias del Congreso Latinoamericano de Computación de Alto Rendimiento (CLCAR) Santa Marta, Colombia 13 al 18 de agosto 2007. J.C. Jaime y G. Díaz (editores), Publicaciones Univ. Industrial de Santander, Bucaramanga, Colombia (2007).||es_VE