What is CENTRA?
CENTRA stands for Collaborations to Enable Transnational Cyberinfrastructure Applications and refers to a partnership and evolving framework for collaborations amongst research centers, institutes and laboratories across the world. The founding members of CENTRA are the Advanced Computing and Information Systems (ACIS) laboratory of the University of Florida with support from the National Science Foundation (NSF) of the USA, the Center of Excellence for Cyber-Enablement of Applications (CECEA) of the National Center for High-Performance Computing (NCHC) of Taiwan with support from the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) of Taiwan, and the ASEAN International Virtual Organization (IVO) funded by the National Institute of Information and Communications Technologies (NICT), Japan.
CENTRA researchers have access to several unique international testbeds.
CENTRA and Sister Meetings in 2017
The second annual all-hands meeting of CENTRA and the following collocated events will be hosted by ACIS Lab, University of Florida. Mark your calendars! Register now ~ March 9, 2017:
- April 1-2: CENTRA Student Hackathon
- April 10-12: CENTRA 2 All-Hands Meeting
- April 12: SUNTOWNS (Smart UNIversity TOWNS) Workshop
- April 13-14: PRAGMA32 Workshop (with an optional cultural learning day on April 15)
CENTRA engages international entities in collaborative research activities in several ways. Institutional members provide access to facilities and testbeds to host researchers and enable experimental work. Individual researchers who belong to member institutions, or are invited by these institutions, can participate in CENTRA projects. Current institutional members are the Advanced Computing and Information Systems (ACIS) laboratory of the University of Florida, the Center of Excellence for Cyber-Enablement of Applications (CECEA) in Taiwan and the National Institute of Information and Communications Technologies (NICT) in Japan. Researchers who have accepted invitations of interest in participation in CENTRA activities are from a growing number of countries which include the following: Indonesia, Japan, Philippines, Malaysia, Myanmar, Taiwan, Thailand, Singapore, Vietnam and USA.