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Delegation of EDF Visited CNIC

Date:2017-10-09 Author:

Dr. Alain Yuan, the Senior R&D Program Director in Charge of China from Electricite De France, EDF and Dr. Wenhui Du who is R&D Center Director of EDF China visited the Computer Network Information Center, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CNIC, CAS) on September 27, 2017.

Fangyu Liao who is Director of CNIC, Haiyan Xu who is Assistant Director of CNIC and Director of Development of Science and Technology Department and Zhong Jin who is Deputy director of Department of High Performance Computing and Deputy Director of Center of Scientific Computing.

Prof. Liao Fangyu, Director General of CNIC, welcomed Dr. Yuan and Dr. Du and introduced the recent situation of CNIC. Ms. Xu Haiyan, Assistant Director of CNIC, presented one-three-five planning of CNIC for the next five years. Prof. Jin Zhong, Deputy Director of Department of High Performance Computing and Deputy Director of Center of Scientific Computing, overviewed collaborations between CNIC and EDF in the past years. Dr. Yuan and Dr. Du introduced research and development of EDF and new goals, missions, ICT demands, development of EDF China R&D Center, respectively. Both parties discussed topics of porting and optimization of software, computing service platform, smart city, scientific visualization. In addition, potential and further collaborations had been fully discussed and explored. Both sides decided to propose more joint research projects. Following that, Dr. Yuan and Dr. Du visited the Interactive Laboratory and Prof. Shan Guihua, Director of the laboratory, demonstrated showcases of scientific visualization.

Électricité de France S.A. (EDF; Electricity of France) is a French electric utility company, largely owned by the French state. Founded in 1946, EDF was the world's largest producer of electricity in 2009. Headquartered in Paris, EDF now operates a diverse portfolio of 120+ gigawatts of generation capacity in Europe, South America, North America, Asia, the Middle East and Africa.

For details, please contact Prof. Jin Zhong (zjin@sccas.cn)