Grid Computing for Disaster Mitigation

  • Hock Lye Koh
  • Su Yean Teh
  • Taksiah A. Majid
  • Hamidi Abdul Aziz
Conference paper


The infamous 2004 Andaman tsunami has highlighted the need to be prepared and to be resilient to such disasters. Further, recent episodes of infectious disease epidemics worldwide underline the urgency to control and manage infectious diseases. Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) has recently formed the Disaster Research Nexus (DRN) within the School of Civil Engineering to spearhead research and development in natural disaster mitigation programs to mitigate the adverse effects of natural disasters. This paper presents a brief exposition on the aspirations of DRN towards achieving resilience in communities affected by these natural disasters. A brief review of the simulations of the 2004 Andaman tsunami, with grid application is presented. Finally, the application of grid technology in large scale simulations of disease transmission dynamics is discussed.


Tsunami disease grid simulation high performance computing 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hock Lye Koh
    • 1
  • Su Yean Teh
    • 2
  • Taksiah A. Majid
    • 1
  • Hamidi Abdul Aziz
    • 1
  1. 1.Disaster Research Nexus, School of Civil Engineering, Engineering CampusUniversiti Sains MalaysiaKubang KerianMalaysia
  2. 2.School of Mathematical SciencesUniversiti Sains MalaysiaKubang KerianMalaysia

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