Last week to register for the Technical Forum

Online registration for the EGI Technical Forum will end this Friday 5 September.

The Technical Forum will be held in Lyon (19-23 September), hosted by, the Computing Centre of the National Institute of Nuclear Physics and Particle Physics (CC-IN2P3) and France Grilles, the French National Grid Initiative.

A draft programme for the event is available online.

The event will be co-located with the Open Grid Forum, Grid 2011, GlobusEUROPE and the French Grid Day. The Technical Forum will provide a unique opportunity to appreciate the current developments of e-Infrastructure in Europe and the standards development activity and longer-term computer science research being undertaken in this diverse and exciting field.

Dominique Boutigny, director of CC-IN2P3 representing the Institut des Grilles (the French NGI and our local host) will welcome us. During the week our regular technical activity will be complemented by keynote speakers drawn from within and outside Europe, including:

  • Alex Szalay, an astrophysicist based at Johns Hopkins University who has been involved in the data analysis of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey project, will share his experiences in using high performance networks for data transfer and analysis.

  • Kostas Glinos, Head of the European Commission's GÉANT & e-Infrastructures Unit, will speak about strategies for e-Infrastructures in Europe.

  • Andrew Grimshaw from the University of Virginia and a member of the Open Grid Forum and a technical architect with the XSEDE (Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment) project that has continued the work started in TeraGrid who will be talking about the role standards are playing in federating their large HPC and Campus based Grid.

  • Erik Bongcam-Rudloff from the University of Uppsala who is a biologist and computer scientist who has been active in the adoption of grids and distributed computing within the life-sciences community and HealthGrid.

  • Carl-Christian Buhr from the Cabinet of Neelie Kroes (Vice-President of the European Commission and responsible for Digital Agenda in Europe) where he is active in the EC’s Cloud Computing strategy.

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