Sole info-communications provider accorded Platinum Partner status
Singapore, 1 November 2003 - StarHub, Singapore's innovative info-communications provider today announced that the National Grid Office has selected StarHub to provide connectivity services to the National Grid Project, a national initiative aimed at setting up a central supercomputing environment and infrastructure to consolidate and facilitate supercomputing in Singapore.
StarHub will be providing high-speed Gigabit Ethernet, ATM and Internet links worth S$1.2 million for this project. With this collaboration, the National Grid Office has accorded StarHub the Platinum Partner status, the only info-communications provider to receive such an award. This award was presented to StarHub by Minister for Trade and Industry George Yeo during the official launch of the National Grid Project on 1 November 2003 at the Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC).
"With the rapid development in science and technology, we have seen significant growth in the usage of info-communications services amongst R&D and academic institutions in Singapore over the last few years," said Dr Kaizad Heerjee, Vice President for Corporate Business. "Juxtaposed against this, StarHub is exceptionally proud that the National Grid Office has selected us as the conduit for this important national programme that will inevitably benefit Singapore in the eyes of the world."
The task of the National Grid Project is to facilitate the seamless use of an integrated cyber-infrastructure in a secure, effective and efficient manner to advance scientific, engineering and biomedical research and development with the longer-term goal of transforming the Singapore economy.
The National Grid Project has the participation of IHPC, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), One-North, National University of Singapore (NUS), the Singapore-MIT Alliance and SingAREN. When fully deployed, the National Grid will be extended to research institutes, institutions of higher learning and industry.
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