COMCOT (Cornell Multi-grid Coupled Tsunami Model) is a tsunami modeling package, capable of simulating the entire lifespan of a tsunami, from its generation, propagation and runup/rundown in coastal regions. Waves can be generated via incident wave maker, fault model, landslide, or even customized profile. Flexible nested grid setup allows for the balance between accuracy and efficiency. The model has been used to investigate several historical tsunami events, such as the 1960 Chilean tsunami, the 1992 Flores Islands (Indonesia) tsunami (Liu et al., 1994; Liu et al., 1995), the 2003 Algeria Tsunami (Wang and Liu, 2005) and more recently the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami (Wang and Liu, 2006).
Academia Sinica Grid Computing Centre (ASGC) fosters the integration of the global grid structure for various scientific communities. In accordance with its objective "e-Science for the masses", ASGC actively promotes a wide range of e-Science applications services in Asia. The ASGC team is committed to offering training and support to numerous user groups within the scientific community with regard to the European Grid Infrastructure (EGI) and other types of distributed computing technologies. Since 2005, ASGC has been acting as a Resource Operation Centre for the whole Asia-Pacific region, providing support for the deployment and operation of the global grid infrastructure, regional monitoring, troubleshooting, and user and host certification. As the leading e-Science partner in the Asia-Pacific region, ASGC collaborates with related projects in Europe and America at different levels, including policy-making, infrastructure operation, user and software application support, staff training and dissemination.