Happy Birthday EGI.eu!

Happy Birthday EGI!

Today, 8th February, EGI.eu celebrates its second anniversary as a foundation dedicated to linking researchers with the computing resources they need for their work – happy birthday!

This second year of activity that now ends was full of productive discussions, important milestones and significant achievements. Here are a few highlights:

  • We have signed 18 MoUs with partners projects, resource infrastructure providers and virtual research communities.

  • We organised two successful flagship events: the User Forum in Vilnius and the Technical Forum in Lyon. With 655 participants, the Technical Forum now holds the record for the biggest European grid event to date.

  • The first review of the EGI-InSPIRE and eScienceTalk projects which EGI.eu coordinates both passed their first reviews by the European Commission.

  • We have recognised a new the role in the community – that of NGI International Liaison (NIL). The NILs will bring our community closer together and will act as main contact point between EGI.eu and each NGI, and other NGIs within EGI.

  • We developed the idea of Virtual Team – essentially, a framework for ‘getting things done’. The Virtual Teams, enabled by the NIL coordination role, will allow us all to dynamically focus on the issues that are important for the community.

At 2-years old EGI.eu is still a young organisation, but it’s never too early to start thinking about the future. Our third year will focus on our vision for the future as a global organisation and how can we make sure that the EGI ecosystem will continue to provide sustainable computing services to scientists and researchers all over the world for many years to come.