Supported by China National 863 Program and National Key R&D Program, China National
Grid (CNGrid) is a national high performance computing network which facilitates access
to advanced computing resources for research and innovation in China. CNGrid consists
of computing and storage elements at 19 sites across China, mainly at national supercomputing
centers, universities and research institutions, contributing a total computing capacity
of 460 PFlops and a total storage capacity of 310 PB.
Geographical distribution of 19 sites of CNGrid
Two operating centers have been established in Beijing and Hefei, providing computing services
to more than 20,000 individual users across a wide range of research projects and technical
support to communities with various orientations such as biomedical application, numerical
simulation and computation support for small and medium-size enterprises, industrial product
design, new drug development, digital media and cultural creativity.
Examples of services supported by CNGrid
Sharing on a cost-effective basis is the core principle of CNGrid. Through resource sharing and
working in coordination, CNGrid allows individual researchers to access advanced computing resources
with low entry barriers, and supports distributed computing centers to increase the utilization of
Demonstration of the service model
Apart from HPC services and software development, CNGrid also develops specifications
and standards for the integration, classification and evaluation of high performance
computing resources, and releases evaluation index and report on the development of
national high performance computing environment.