Hewlett-Packard and Singapore\u2019s Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A-STAR) will set up a high-end computing lab in the Southeast Asian city-state under an agreement announced Tuesday.The HP Shared Services Platform (SSP) Laboratory will develop software tools for data centers and grid computing applications, the two partners said. One of the lab\u2019s primary goals is to develop software that allows users to manage computing grids and data centers that run continuously with a minimum number of management staff, they said.IHPC researchers have developed software that allows users to draw on and share computing power as needed, A-STAR said. This work will form the basis for further development by the SSP lab. The software tools that result from this work are intended for a range of applications, including physical sciences, engineering, digital media and corporations, it said.The SSP lab will be housed at A-STAR\u2019s Institute of High Performance Computing in Singapore and employ a staff of 30 researchers. Funding for the lab was not disclosed.-Sumner Lemon, IDG News Service (Beijing Bureau)Related Links:\n\nHP Banks on Next-Generation Blade Architecture\n\nHP Recalls Photosmart R707 Digital Camera\n\nHP Gets $443M Boost from Tax SettlementCheck out our CIO News Alerts and Tech Informer pages for more updated news coverage.