Simon Lin from Academia Sinica, Taiwan is now talking about the TWGrid infrastructure in Taiwan. The consortium started in 2002. They now have 2 2.5 Gbps connections to Amsterdam, which they use to connect to CERN. One link lands in Chicago, another on the US West Coast. There’s a new link to Australia that reduces latency from 380 ms to 138 ms.
There are 12 LCG sites and 3 EGEE sites in Asia Pacific. Academia Sinica Grid Computing Centre(ASGC) is acting as the coordinator and the WLCG Tier-1 Centre and WLCG/EGEE operation Centre for Asia/Pacific.
16 sites in 7 countries: australia, japan, india, korea, pakistan, singapore, taiwan. 700 CPUs, growing to more than 1000 by end of year.