Chair : Jeonghoon Moon, KISTI, Korea ( jhmoon AT
Co-Chair : Andrew Howard, NCI, Australia (andrew.howard AT
Secretary : Asif Khan, Perdana Univ., Malaysia (asif AT
Mailing List: [email protected]


Asia-Pacific Research Platform (APRP) is a partnership among Asian countries in APAN through the ScienceDMZ. It will be promoted mainly in Asian countries with the aim of building a Research Platform based on ScienceDMZ in the Asia Pacific region. By linking with ScienceDMZ/DTN based HPC through interoperability with US PRP (Pacific Research Platform) & GRP Project. It will activate application research and practical application of data-intensive science big data based on Asian countries and enhance IT technology and infrastructure.



  1. Promote HPC ecosystem in the Asia-Pacific.
  2. Engage APAN members and ASEAN countries .
  3. Towards the setting up an Asia Pacific Research Platform (APRP) and become a part of a Global Research Platform(GRP).



A number of APAN members have started deploying ScienceDMZ’s based on the utilization of Data Transfer nodes. The goal is to share our experience with the members and to propose the establishment of a APRP which will be part of the GRP (Global Research Platform). The need for an APRP was set in the context for the communication requirements for an ASEAN level shared Supercomputer.


Proposals in Upcoming APAN Meetings

The big data highway and research platform framework based on ScienceDMZ is a trend in the current global network and computing system. In the middle of this global trend, we are planning to upgrade the Science DMZ environment in major Asian countries, invite experts from the U.S., Europe, and related areas to share various experiences, and promote mutual human and technological exchanges through the construction of big data highways in Asia