UNIV-LILLE joins the EGI Federated Cloud

The High-Performance Computing Center of the University of Lille (UNIV-LILLE) has joined the group of EGI Federated Cloud resource providers.

The computing centre was founded in 2000 and comprises three platforms: a HPC/HTC cluster, an OpenStack cloud, and storage for scientific data. The computing resources are provided to the University of Lille academic community and count about 370 active users working on chemistry, mechanics, bioinformatics, humanities and social sciences, computer science research, and many others.

UNIV-LILLE cloud is integrated in France Grilles, the national e-Infrastructure for research in France.

Now, the UNIV-LILLE OpenStack cloud will add 48 physical cores and 576 GB memory to the total capacity of the EGI Federated Cloud. The integration started in October 2018 and was led by Cyrille Toulet, system and network administrator, who summarized his experience and lessons learned in a talk presented at the EGI Conference 2019.

“We are happy to welcome the University of Lille to the FedCloud,” says Enol Fernández, Chair of the EGI Federated Cloud task force. “Cyrille’s integration work has also highlighted some gaps in the documentation and we are grateful for the feedback.”

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