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.
Welcome to the CENTRA website where you can find information on CENTRA goals, activities, participants, resources and research results. CENTRA welcomes statements of interest and comments on CENTRA activities and on how to become a CENTRA member.
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.
Announcing CENTRA Meeting in 2017
The second annual all-hands meeting of CENTRA will be hosted by ACIS Lab, University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida on April 10th to 12th, 2017. In conjunction with CENTRA 2017, PRAGMA 32 Workshop will be held at the same venue later that week on April 13rd and 14th, with April 15th for an optional cultural and learning tour.