ScalaLife joins EGI community

The ScalaLife project (Scalable Software Services for Life Science) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the European Grid Infrastructure (EGI).

The agreement was signed by Steven Newhouse, director of EGI.eu on behalf of the EGI community, and Erwin Laure, ScalaLife’s project director.

“ScalaLife intends to prototype a competence centre for Life Science Researchers that will support them in all questions related to the use of HPC techniques in their work,” says Laure. “Particularly, it will provide help scaling applications, best practices in what algorithms, tools, computational architectures to choose, and help gaining access to computational resources.”

Life science researchers usually require powerful computing tools for their work, including High Throughput and High Performance Computing.

“Through our collaboration with EGI and the EGI-related Life Science communities organised under HealthGrid, ScalaLife will be able to complement its HPC competences with competences in HTC and direct HTC-related issues towards EGI and likewise complement EGI competences such that EGI can relate HPC issues towards ScalaLife,” adds Laure.
 

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ScalaLife joins EGI community

The ScalaLife project (Scalable Software Services for Life Science) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the European Grid Infrastructure (EGI).

The agreement was signed by Steven Newhouse, director of EGI.eu on behalf of the EGI community, and Erwin Laure, ScalaLife’s project director.

“ScalaLife intends to prototype a competence centre for Life Science Researchers that will support them in all questions related to the use of HPC techniques in their work,” says Laure. “Particularly, it will provide help scaling applications, best practices in what algorithms, tools, computational architectures to choose, and help gaining access to computational resources.”

Life science researchers usually require powerful computing tools for their work, including High Throughput and High Performance Computing.

“Through our collaboration with EGI and the EGI-related Life Science communities organised under HealthGrid, ScalaLife will be able to complement its HPC competences with competences in HTC and direct HTC-related issues towards EGI and likewise complement EGI competences such that EGI can relate HPC issues towards ScalaLife,” adds Laure.
 

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HPCwire announced as media partner for the Technical Forum

HPCwire, a leading online magazine specialised in high-performance computing and the people who run them, will be covering the EGI Technical Forum live from Lyon as one of the event’s media partners.

The media partnership was announced today by Tabor Communications Inc., who published HPCwire, and the organisers of the EGI Technical Forum and the co-located GlobusEUROPE event.

"We are honored to have been invited to be a media sponsor for the GlobusEUROPE Conference and the EGI Technical Forum," said Jeff Hyman, President and Publisher of HPCwire. "As a leading resource for providing information about Globus and grid computing to the HPC community, covering the latest in technological advancements being shared during the conference is essential for our readers stay informed on these solutions. What we are initiating now is the first steps to what we believe will become long and successful partnership, year after year."

HPCwire will be on site, covering of the latest news, technologies, and solutions presented during the events for their readers.

"Co-locating our annual EGI Technical Forum and the first GlobusEUROPE conference, alongside other events, will provide a unique opportunity for the community to engage with the current developments of e-Infrastructure in Europe, standards development activities, and computer science research in a diverse and fast-moving field," said Catherine Gater, Deputy Director of EGI.eu and Project Coordinator for e-ScienceTalk. "Our partnership with HPCwire at these events is an exciting opportunity that will help us to reach out to the EGI community and beyond."

"We recognize the importance of partnering with the leading publication for high performance computing," said Steve Tuecke, co-PI for the Globus project and Deputy Director at the University of Chicago's Computation Institute (CI). "HPCwire reaches a global and highly-engaged audience that is both interested in and knowledgeable about Globus, grid, and distributed computing solutions. HPCwire was a natural fit for us as our media partner, given their high journalistic quality and the relationship we have already established working together during the GlobusWORLD Conference earlier this year."
 

HPCwire announced as media partner for the Technical Forum

HPCwire, a leading online magazine specialised in high-performance computing and the people who run them, will be covering the EGI Technical Forum live from Lyon as one of the event’s media partners.

The media partnership was announced today by Tabor Communications Inc., who published HPCwire, and the organisers of the EGI Technical Forum and the co-located GlobusEUROPE event.

"We are honored to have been invited to be a media sponsor for the GlobusEUROPE Conference and the EGI Technical Forum," said Jeff Hyman, President and Publisher of HPCwire. "As a leading resource for providing information about Globus and grid computing to the HPC community, covering the latest in technological advancements being shared during the conference is essential for our readers stay informed on these solutions. What we are initiating now is the first steps to what we believe will become long and successful partnership, year after year."

HPCwire will be on site, covering of the latest news, technologies, and solutions presented during the events for their readers.

"Co-locating our annual EGI Technical Forum and the first GlobusEUROPE conference, alongside other events, will provide a unique opportunity for the community to engage with the current developments of e-Infrastructure in Europe, standards development activities, and computer science research in a diverse and fast-moving field," said Catherine Gater, Deputy Director of EGI.eu and Project Coordinator for e-ScienceTalk. "Our partnership with HPCwire at these events is an exciting opportunity that will help us to reach out to the EGI community and beyond."

"We recognize the importance of partnering with the leading publication for high performance computing," said Steve Tuecke, co-PI for the Globus project and Deputy Director at the University of Chicago's Computation Institute (CI). "HPCwire reaches a global and highly-engaged audience that is both interested in and knowledgeable about Globus, grid, and distributed computing solutions. HPCwire was a natural fit for us as our media partner, given their high journalistic quality and the relationship we have already established working together during the GlobusWORLD Conference earlier this year."
 

EU announces prize for women innovators

The European Commission has launched a contest to recognise and reward women that have created outstanding innovations and developed their ideas from drawing board to the market.

The EU Prize for Women Innovators will be awarded to three women entrepreneurs, who were at some point during their careers beneficiaries of funding for projects under the Framework Programme (FP) or the Competitive and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP).

The idea behind the prize is to raise awareness of the crucial role innovation plays in modern life and highlight valuable contributions from women researchers. The Commission hopes that recognising the work of female entrepreneurs will inspire other women to follow suit.

The panel of independent judges, drawn from industry and academia, will consider innovative work in any field or business. The jury will award three prizes:

  • 1st prize: €100,000

  • 2nd prize: €50,000

  • 3rd prize: €25,000

The competition is open to women residing in a EU member state or countries associated with the FP for research. Contestants must be founders, or co-founders, of active companies registered before 1 January 2009 and with annual turnovers in excess of €100,000. Either the contestant or the company must have received funding under the FP or CIP programmes.

The deadline for applications is 20 September 2011 at 17:00 (Brussels local time). The award ceremony will take place on 5 December 2011 at the Innovation Convention organised by the European Commission in Brussels.

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EU announces prize for women innovators

The European Commission has launched a contest to recognise and reward women that have created outstanding innovations and developed their ideas from drawing board to the market.

The EU Prize for Women Innovators will be awarded to three women entrepreneurs, who were at some point during their careers beneficiaries of funding for projects under the Framework Programme (FP) or the Competitive and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP).

The idea behind the prize is to raise awareness of the crucial role innovation plays in modern life and highlight valuable contributions from women researchers. The Commission hopes that recognising the work of female entrepreneurs will inspire other women to follow suit.

The panel of independent judges, drawn from industry and academia, will consider innovative work in any field or business. The jury will award three prizes:

  • 1st prize: €100,000

  • 2nd prize: €50,000

  • 3rd prize: €25,000

The competition is open to women residing in a EU member state or countries associated with the FP for research. Contestants must be founders, or co-founders, of active companies registered before 1 January 2009 and with annual turnovers in excess of €100,000. Either the contestant or the company must have received funding under the FP or CIP programmes.

The deadline for applications is 20 September 2011 at 17:00 (Brussels local time). The award ceremony will take place on 5 December 2011 at the Innovation Convention organised by the European Commission in Brussels.

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Early bird registration for the EGI Technical Forum – one week left

Early bird registration for the EGI Technical Forum at discounted fees ends in 5 August, this Friday.

The Technical Forum will be held in Lyon (19-23 September), hosted by EGI.eu, 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 now available.

The event will be co-located with the Open Grid Forum, Grid 2011, GlobusEUROPE and the French Grid Day. It 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.

Confirmed keynote speakers include:

  • Alex Szalay, an astrophysicist based at Johns Hopkins University and 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 eXtreme Digital (XD) initiative that follows on from the TeraGrid project.

Early-bird registration rates end on 5 August, although normal registration for the event will be possible until 9 September.

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Early bird registration for the EGI Technical Forum – one week left

Early bird registration for the EGI Technical Forum at discounted fees ends in 5 August, this Friday.

The Technical Forum will be held in Lyon (19-23 September), hosted by EGI.eu, 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 now available.

The event will be co-located with the Open Grid Forum, Grid 2011, GlobusEUROPE and the French Grid Day. It 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.

Confirmed keynote speakers include:

  • Alex Szalay, an astrophysicist based at Johns Hopkins University and 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 eXtreme Digital (XD) initiative that follows on from the TeraGrid project.

Early-bird registration rates end on 5 August, although normal registration for the event will be possible until 9 September.

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Registration opens for the Lyon Technical Forum

Registration is now open for the Technical Forum (19‐23 September) in Lyon (http://go.egi.eu/tf11-registration). Early-bird registration fees apply until 5 August 2011.

A provisional timetable for the event it’s also now available.

The event will be hosted by EGI.eu, the Computing Centre of the National Institute of Nuclear Physics and Particle Physics (CC-IN2P3) and France Grilles, the French National Grid Initiative.

Registration is available for one, two or three days, or the full week including the conference dinner. The conference fees include access to all co-located events running on the day or days specified in the registration.

The co-located events include:

  • French Grid Day (en français) – 19 September

  • GlobusEUROPE – 19 September

  • SIENA workshop – 21 September

  • OGF33 – 19-21 September

  • Grid2011 – 22-23 September

The conference dinner is included in the full week registration fee. This year the Technical Forum dinner will be held on Wednesday 21 September at the L'Abbaye de Collonges. The restaurant is owned by Paul Bocuse, a Lyon-based chef with several Michelin stars to his name. The plan is to reach the restaurant by boat, so you will have the opportunity to enjoy a tour on the Saone River before dinner. If you’re not registering for the full week, you are welcome to add a ticket to the conference dinner during the registration process. More about the conference dinner.

Another activity taking place during the week is a visit to the new 900m2 computer room at the CC-IN2P3. The CC-IN2P3 will organise several visits to this new facility which will offer an even more powerful service to its research community, fulfilling particularly ambitious international commitments regarding the LHC project. More about the visit to the CC-IN2P3 computer room.

Registration opens for the Lyon Technical Forum

Registration is now open for the Technical Forum (19‐23 September) in Lyon (http://go.egi.eu/tf11-registration). Early-bird registration fees apply until 5 August 2011.

A provisional timetable for the event it’s also now available.

The event will be hosted by EGI.eu, the Computing Centre of the National Institute of Nuclear Physics and Particle Physics (CC-IN2P3) and France Grilles, the French National Grid Initiative.

Registration is available for one, two or three days, or the full week including the conference dinner. The conference fees include access to all co-located events running on the day or days specified in the registration.

The co-located events include:

  • French Grid Day (en français) – 19 September

  • GlobusEUROPE – 19 September

  • SIENA workshop – 21 September

  • OGF33 – 19-21 September

  • Grid2011 – 22-23 September

The conference dinner is included in the full week registration fee. This year the Technical Forum dinner will be held on Wednesday 21 September at the L'Abbaye de Collonges. The restaurant is owned by Paul Bocuse, a Lyon-based chef with several Michelin stars to his name. The plan is to reach the restaurant by boat, so you will have the opportunity to enjoy a tour on the Saone River before dinner. If you’re not registering for the full week, you are welcome to add a ticket to the conference dinner during the registration process. More about the conference dinner.

Another activity taking place during the week is a visit to the new 900m2 computer room at the CC-IN2P3. The CC-IN2P3 will organise several visits to this new facility which will offer an even more powerful service to its research community, fulfilling particularly ambitious international commitments regarding the LHC project. More about the visit to the CC-IN2P3 computer room.