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LTG turns over upgraded high performance data center to UP

LTG turns over upgraded high performance data center to UP

MANILA, Philippines — The Lucio Tan Group, Inc., led by its President and COO Michael Tan, turned over an upgraded high performance data center fully equipped with mega servers and other hardware components to University of the Philippines (UP) Computational Science Research Center (CSRC) College of Science.

Tan said this Core Computational Facility or “UP Data Commons” would further strengthen the capacity of the University as a leading research institution in the Philippines dedicated to the science of high performance computing and computing-related research activities towards scientific and engineering breakthroughs.

From 10 gigabit capacity, UP’s computing facility was upgraded to 400 giga bit, Tan said during the turnover ceremonies on November 19, 2021 with UP President Atty. Danilo Concepcion, UP Chancellor Dr. Fidel R. Nemenzo and UP College of Science Dean Prof. Giovanni A. Tapang on hand to accept the high performance data center.

“I also hope that this will further encourage innovation and substantially increase the number of research and development workers at the same time increase public and private research and development spending,” he said, noting that the upgraded facility could basically serve the whole UP Diliman campus.

“It is an honor for the LT Group and our affiliate companies to be able to associate with the University’s endeavor to accelerate innovation and provide quality education as we both recognize that innovation is a complex matter and turning ideas and strategies into action is a formidable challenge,” Tan added.