More promotion for the Technical Forum

The European Grid Infrastructure (EGI) has extended its list of media partners by signing an agreement with Hostingtecnews.com, an online news provider specialised in innovation and computing technologies.

The partnership covers EGI’s next two flagship events – the Technical Forum in Prague (17-21 September, 2012) and the Community Forum in Manchester (8-12 April, 2012) – and will help to promote the meetings’ outputs to a wider audience.

In addition to broadcasting EGI’s announcements, Hostingtecnews.com will also provide editorial coverage before, during and after the events to maximise the impact of the technical and scientific programme.
 

Last week to register for the Community Forum

Registration for the EGI Community Forum ends this Friday 23rd March 2012.

The event will be held in in Garching, Munich (26-30 March), in conjunction with the 2nd European Middleware Initiative (EMI) Technical Conference. A draft programme for the event is now available (http://go.egi.eu/cf12).

Nearly 170 submissions have been accepted into a technical programme that focuses at its core on the sustainability of the coalition of resources that make up ‘the grid’. More than just an opportunity to share knowledge, the event will be an important milestone for the research community to state its needs and its vision for the future of our e-infrastructure and for EGI.eu as its evolving coordinating body.

In addition to the scientific and technical sessions, the Community Forum will feature an exhibition floor with booths, poster presentations and demonstrations. Details can be found at: http://cf2012.egi.eu/exhibition/posters_and_demos.html

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Last week to register for the Community Forum

Registration for the EGI Community Forum ends this Friday 23rd March 2012.

The event will be held in in Garching, Munich (26-30 March), in conjunction with the 2nd European Middleware Initiative (EMI) Technical Conference. A draft programme for the event is now available (http://go.egi.eu/cf12).

Nearly 170 submissions have been accepted into a technical programme that focuses at its core on the sustainability of the coalition of resources that make up ‘the grid’. More than just an opportunity to share knowledge, the event will be an important milestone for the research community to state its needs and its vision for the future of our e-infrastructure and for EGI.eu as its evolving coordinating body.

In addition to the scientific and technical sessions, the Community Forum will feature an exhibition floor with booths, poster presentations and demonstrations. Details can be found at: http://cf2012.egi.eu/exhibition/posters_and_demos.html

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The Netherlands eScience Center funds new projects

The Netherlands eScience Center (NLeSC) has allocated € 5.5 million for its first set of collaborative e-science projects, following a peer-reviewed call. The funding will cover eleven new initiatives in the fields prioritised by the NLeSC, ranging from Astronomy and e-Ecology, to Life Science and e-Humanities.

The NLeSC started operations in July 2011 to support and reinforce collaborative, multidisciplinary and data-intensive research through creative and innovative use of ICT. To this aim, the NLeSC collaborates with scientific research groups from both academia and industry to conduct e-science projects in the natural sciences, humanities and social sciences, balancing short-term results and the development of a longer-term strategy.

Jacob de Vlieg, CEO of the NLeSC said: “The completion of this call and the initiation of our first collaborative projects is a major milestone for the development of eScience in the Netherlands, for the Netherlands eScience Center as a standing national organization and for the implementation of our vision on eScience, or enhanced Science as we refer to it. Science is at the heart of everything NLeSC does and these projects are core to this.”

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The Netherlands eScience Center funds new projects

The Netherlands eScience Center (NLeSC) has allocated € 5.5 million for its first set of collaborative e-science projects, following a peer-reviewed call. The funding will cover eleven new initiatives in the fields prioritised by the NLeSC, ranging from Astronomy and e-Ecology, to Life Science and e-Humanities.

The NLeSC started operations in July 2011 to support and reinforce collaborative, multidisciplinary and data-intensive research through creative and innovative use of ICT. To this aim, the NLeSC collaborates with scientific research groups from both academia and industry to conduct e-science projects in the natural sciences, humanities and social sciences, balancing short-term results and the development of a longer-term strategy.

Jacob de Vlieg, CEO of the NLeSC said: “The completion of this call and the initiation of our first collaborative projects is a major milestone for the development of eScience in the Netherlands, for the Netherlands eScience Center as a standing national organization and for the implementation of our vision on eScience, or enhanced Science as we refer to it. Science is at the heart of everything NLeSC does and these projects are core to this.”

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Ibergrid publishes 2011 Annual Report

Ibergrid has published its first annual report, which is available for download in .pdf format.

Ibergrid was set up in May 2010 as an umbrella organisation for INGRID and ES-NGI,  the Portuguese and Spanish National Grid Initiatives. The organisation offers aggregated computing power of more than 24,000 cores and 20 Petabytes of online storage available 24/7 and supports scientists in many fields of research, including High Energy Physics, Computational Chemistry, Engineering and Nuclear Fusion. The usage of Ibergrid resources has doubled over the past year, reaching 124 million CPU hours in December 2011.

But what are Portuguese and Spanish researchers doing with these resources? The Ibergrid Annual Report answers the question in great detail listing more than 20 pages of use cases and practical applications of grid computing to research in Portugal and Spain, from the ECO-SELFE model (already featured as a case study in this website) to contributions to Computational Chemistry and the Life Sciences.

 

 

Ibergrid publishes 2011 Annual Report

Ibergrid has published its first annual report, which is available for download in .pdf format.

Ibergrid was set up in May 2010 as an umbrella organisation for INGRID and ES-NGI,  the Portuguese and Spanish National Grid Initiatives. The organisation offers aggregated computing power of more than 24,000 cores and 20 Petabytes of online storage available 24/7 and supports scientists in many fields of research, including High Energy Physics, Computational Chemistry, Engineering and Nuclear Fusion. The usage of Ibergrid resources has doubled over the past year, reaching 124 million CPU hours in December 2011.

But what are Portuguese and Spanish researchers doing with these resources? The Ibergrid Annual Report answers the question in great detail listing more than 20 pages of use cases and practical applications of grid computing to research in Portugal and Spain, from the ECO-SELFE model (already featured as a case study in this website) to contributions to Computational Chemistry and the Life Sciences.

 

 

EGI Mascot Competition winners

After a 5-month long search in our competition to find a mascot for the European Grid Infrastructure, we are pleased to announce the final results.

The Grand Winner prize, as judged by a panel at EGI.eu, is awarded to ‘EGI@nt’ the ant. The People’s Choice prize, determined by an online poll, is awarded to Pegi the peafowl.

Congratulations to the winners! Prizes will be awarded at the EGI Community Forum 2012 held in Munich from 26 to 30 March.

EGI ant

EGI@nt: the grand winner

Pegi the peafowl

Pegi: the people's favourite

 

EGI Mascot Competition winners

After a 5-month long search in our competition to find a mascot for the European Grid Infrastructure, we are pleased to announce the final results.

The Grand Winner prize, as judged by a panel at EGI.eu, is awarded to ‘EGI@nt’ the ant. The People’s Choice prize, determined by an online poll, is awarded to Pegi the peafowl.

Congratulations to the winners! Prizes will be awarded at the EGI Community Forum 2012 held in Munich from 26 to 30 March.

EGI ant

EGI@nt: the grand winner

Pegi the peafowl

Pegi: the people's favourite

 

Registration for ISGC 2012 opens

Online registration in now open for the International Symposium on Grids and Clouds (ISGC) 2012, which will be held at Academia Sinica in Taipei (26 February-2 March 2012), alongside co-located events and workshops. The conference is hosted by the Academia Sinica Grid Computing Centre (ASGC), Taipei, Taiwan.

The theme of the conference is ‘Convergence, Collaboration, Innovation’. The last decade has seen the wide-scale emergence of e-Infrastructure as a critical asset for the modern e-Scientist. The emergence of large-scale research infrastructures and instruments that has produced a torrent of electronic data is forcing a generational change in the scientific process and the mechanisms used to analyse the resulting data deluge.

ISGC 2012 will be the 10th meeting that over the last decade has tracked the convergence, collaboration and innovation of individual researchers across the Asia Pacific region to a coherent community and as a result has helped drive the growth of regional e-Science activities and its collaborations around the world. In the opening session of this year’s symposium, Dr Robert Jones will recapitulate the journey of ISGC in the past decade. In addition, there will be current status reports on Grids and Clouds developments in Europe, the Americas, and Asia given by Dr Steven Newhouse, Dr Victoria White, and Dr Simon Lin, respectively.

This year we invited 4 keynote speakers: Prof John R. Delaney, from University of Washington, talks about “Understanding the planetary life support system: next generation science in the ocean basins”, Prof Alexandre Bonvin, from WeNMR, gives a talk on “WeNMR: bringing Grid (and Cloud) computing to a worldwide structural biology community”, Prof Thomas Sterling, from Indiana University, talks about “Towards an Execution Model for HPC Clouds”, Prof Alexander S. Szalay, from Johns Hopkins University, giving a speech on “Extreme Data-Intensive Scientific Computing”, and Prof Satoshi Matsuoka from the Global Scientific Information and Computing Center & Department of Mathematical and Computing Sciences, Tokyo Institute of Technology.

More information is available at the conference website