From the Wires
Fujitsu delegation visits NCKU to boost up academic cooperation
By: Business Wire
Jan. 24, 2013 03:14 AM
A Japanese delegation of Fujitsu Limited led by Chairman Michiyoshi Mazuka visited National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), southern Taiwan, Jan. 16, for further understanding of both profiles and advantages, expecting to jointly elevate the development in computational biology, bioinformatics, and medical care.
A consensus had been reached when Fujitsu Taiwan LTD. and NCKU signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU), in 2012, for building a platform of genomics and bioinformatics research. This visit of Mazuka’s delegation had further straightened the partnership.
NCKU President Hwung-Hweng Hwung , a renowned hydraulic expert, welcomed the delegation, “NCKU and Fujitsu are expecting to jointly carry out research projects of disaster prevention with disciplinary efforts and advanced technology.”
“Fujitsu Limited as Asia’s No.1 ICT solutions provider has the vision of human-centric technologies via its ICT thought-leadership and insights into the latest solution innovations,” according to Chairman Michiyoshi Mazuka.
“To provide smart technologies for the betterment of society is the shared aim of both Fujitsu and NCKU,” said Mazuka when President Hwung introduced him the NCKU-based Orange Technology whose core value is humanism.
Recognizing the significance of the supercomputing to scientific and technological development, NCKU plans to dedicated great amount of investment in R&D and personnel training with the help from prestigious supercomputing company like Fujitsu.
The Fujitsu delegation visited NCKU Supercomputing Research Center (SRC) and they talked about several projects including in the fields of hazard and disaster mitigation, renewable energy innovation, and biomedical care.
The SRC has endeavored to foster relationships with 2 world-renowned supercomputing companies - Fujitsu and IBM. Currently SRC has established in collaboration with IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center and as for Fujitsu, SRC Project Director Dr. Chi-Chuan Hwang said, “more academic collaborative projects are expected to proceed in the coming future.”
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