EGI.eu moves to new offices

EGI.eu has moved to a new address!

So far EGI.eu has been hosted by the Dutch Institute for High-Energy Physics (NIKHEF) and has shared a third-floor corridor with astronomers, astrophysicists and the crew from the ANTARES project.

After a great first year in Amsterdam, it’s time to move on - but not very far. As of 3 June 2011, EGI.eu is based on the third-floor of SARA building, home of the Dutch national HPC provider and also in Science Park. Our new address is:

EGI.eu
Science Park 140
1098 XG Amsterdam

We also changed our contact details. The new telephone number for the office will be:

+31 (0)20 89 32 007

The EGI.eu staff will be available from this landline and, as always, by email, skype and mobile numbers. Please check individual staff pages for details.

Before we leave, many thanks to Arjen van Rijn, the NIKHEF staff and the support of BiGGrid, the Dutch NGI, for making us feel at home during our first year in Amsterdam.

We look forward to welcome you to our new offices!
 

EGI.eu moves to new offices

EGI.eu has moved to a new address!

So far EGI.eu has been hosted by the Dutch Institute for High-Energy Physics (NIKHEF) and has shared a third-floor corridor with astronomers, astrophysicists and the crew from the ANTARES project.

After a great first year in Amsterdam, it’s time to move on - but not very far. As of 3 June 2011, EGI.eu is based on the third-floor of SARA building, home of the Dutch national HPC provider and also in Science Park. Our new address is:

EGI.eu
Science Park 140
1098 XG Amsterdam

We also changed our contact details. The new telephone number for the office will be:

+31 (0)20 89 32 007

The EGI.eu staff will be available from this landline and, as always, by email, skype and mobile numbers. Please check individual staff pages for details.

Before we leave, many thanks to Arjen van Rijn, the NIKHEF staff and the support of BiGGrid, the Dutch NGI, for making us feel at home during our first year in Amsterdam.

We look forward to welcome you to our new offices!
 

Submission of abstract extended

The deadline for submissions for the Technical Forum 2011 in Lyon has been extended until the end of this week, 10 June.

The programme committee is still accepting abstracts for posters and demonstrations. Proposals for ther types of contributions, such as oral presentations or workshops, will be considered as space allows.

The programme committee has also started working on the timetable, based on the submitted abstracts - details will be available soon. Registration for the event will open later this month.

Check this space for updates!

Submission of abstract extended

The deadline for submissions for the Technical Forum 2011 in Lyon has been extended until the end of this week, 10 June.

The programme committee is still accepting abstracts for posters and demonstrations. Proposals for ther types of contributions, such as oral presentations or workshops, will be considered as space allows.

The programme committee has also started working on the timetable, based on the submitted abstracts - details will be available soon. Registration for the event will open later this month.

Check this space for updates!

Three days left to submit abstracts to the Technical Forum

Only three days left to submit abstracts to the 2011 EGI Technical Forum!

The Technical Forum welcomes contributions from the European e-Infrastructure community, and their international collaborators, on a wide range of topics including (but are not limited to):

  • EGI Operations

  • Technology used within EGI

  • The support, work and tools of the EGI User Communities

  • EGI Policies

  • EGI Dissemination

  • Collaborating projects

Abstracts should be submitted through the Technical Forum's Indico page until 3 June 2011.

The event will also feature an exhibition area open for organisations active within the EGI community (projects, NGIs, companies) to present their work. In addition, end-users, application and tool developers, operations staff and others are encouraged to participate by submitting abstracts for:

  • Sessions

  • Posters

  • Demonstrations

  • Workshops

  • Training

The programme committee will review the contribution requests and allocate space to the contributions, which may require different contributions to be merged. Posters will be on display all week during the event and the selected demonstrations will have allocated time on the booths provided. The exhibition area will be open for organisations active within the EGI community to present their work. Requests for co-located workshops will need to identify how the workshop organisers will ensure a high-quality programme that is relevant to the EGI community.

Three days left to submit abstracts to the Technical Forum

Only three days left to submit abstracts to the 2011 EGI Technical Forum!

The Technical Forum welcomes contributions from the European e-Infrastructure community, and their international collaborators, on a wide range of topics including (but are not limited to):

  • EGI Operations

  • Technology used within EGI

  • The support, work and tools of the EGI User Communities

  • EGI Policies

  • EGI Dissemination

  • Collaborating projects

Abstracts should be submitted through the Technical Forum's Indico page until 3 June 2011.

The event will also feature an exhibition area open for organisations active within the EGI community (projects, NGIs, companies) to present their work. In addition, end-users, application and tool developers, operations staff and others are encouraged to participate by submitting abstracts for:

  • Sessions

  • Posters

  • Demonstrations

  • Workshops

  • Training

The programme committee will review the contribution requests and allocate space to the contributions, which may require different contributions to be merged. Posters will be on display all week during the event and the selected demonstrations will have allocated time on the booths provided. The exhibition area will be open for organisations active within the EGI community to present their work. Requests for co-located workshops will need to identify how the workshop organisers will ensure a high-quality programme that is relevant to the EGI community.

It’s time for the DCI Summer School

EGI has come together with its fellow Distributed Computing Infrastructure (DCI) projects to organise a summer school to help researchers, and providers, learn about the technologies they provide. It will run from the 11-16 July in Budapest, Hungary.

The event is the first Joint European DCI Summer School, it aims to introduce, and explain, the technologies provided by the DCI projects. The meeting will also address the issues of how to organise production infrastructures based on these technologies and include sessions on porting applications and supporting users.

The school is being jointly organised by the 6 EC funded DCI projects; EGI, European Middleware Initiative (EMI), the Initiative for Globus in Europe (IGE), European Desktop Grid Initiative (EDGI), StratusLab and VENUS-C.

For information about the event is available online.

It’s time for the DCI Summer School

EGI has come together with its fellow Distributed Computing Infrastructure (DCI) projects to organise a summer school to help researchers, and providers, learn about the technologies they provide. It will run from the 11-16 July in Budapest, Hungary.

The event is the first Joint European DCI Summer School, it aims to introduce, and explain, the technologies provided by the DCI projects. The meeting will also address the issues of how to organise production infrastructures based on these technologies and include sessions on porting applications and supporting users.

The school is being jointly organised by the 6 EC funded DCI projects; EGI, European Middleware Initiative (EMI), the Initiative for Globus in Europe (IGE), European Desktop Grid Initiative (EDGI), StratusLab and VENUS-C.

For information about the event is available online.

Digital Agenda: How to exploit cloud computing in Europe?

The European Commission is seeking views from citizens, businesses, public administrations and other interested parties on how to fully benefit from 'cloud computing'. Cloud computing enables companies, public administrations and individuals, using networks such as the internet, to access their data and software on computers located somewhere else. It can help businesses – especially SMEs – to drastically reduce information technology costs, help governments supply services at a lower cost and save energy by making more efficient use of hardware.

Cloud computing is already used widely, for example for web-based e-mail services. This trend is growing and cloud services are expected to generate revenues of almost €35 billion in Europe by 2014. Promoting the right conditions for citizens and businesses to best benefit from this technical development is one of the actions foreseen by the Digital Agenda for Europe (see IP/10/581, MEMO/10/199 and MEMO/10/200). The online public consultation will run until the August 31st. Responses will feed into the preparation of a European cloud computing strategy that the Commission will present in 2012.

Neelie Kroes, European Commission Vice President for the Digital Agenda, said: "I am excited about the potential benefits of cloud computing to cut costs, improve services and open up new business opportunities. We need a well-defined cloud computing strategy to ensure that we make the best use of this potential. The input we are requesting from all interested parties is important to get it right."

Cloud computing has the potential to develop into a major new service industry, presenting great opportunities for European telecoms and technology companies. Client companies and public administrations can benefit from lower costs and state-of-the-art services by using cloud computing rather than installing and maintaining software and computing equipment of their own.

The Commission is inviting all interested parties, in particular cloud developers and cloud users, to explain their experience, needs, expectations and insights into the use and provision of cloud computing. Inter alia, the survey seeks feedback on the following issues:

  • data protection and liability questions, in particular in cross-border situations;

  • other legal and technical barriers that can slow down the development of cloud computing in Europe;

  • standardisation and interoperability solutions;

  • uptake of cloud services, in particular by SMEs;

  • ways to promote research and innovation in cloud computing.

The results of the consultation will feed into a European cloud computing strategy that the Commission will present in 2012. This strategy will aim to clarify the legal conditions for the take-up of cloud computing in Europe, stimulate the development of a competitive European cloud industry and market, and facilitate the roll-out of innovative cloud computing services for citizens and businesses.

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Digital Agenda: How to exploit cloud computing in Europe?

The European Commission is seeking views from citizens, businesses, public administrations and other interested parties on how to fully benefit from 'cloud computing'. Cloud computing enables companies, public administrations and individuals, using networks such as the internet, to access their data and software on computers located somewhere else. It can help businesses – especially SMEs – to drastically reduce information technology costs, help governments supply services at a lower cost and save energy by making more efficient use of hardware.

Cloud computing is already used widely, for example for web-based e-mail services. This trend is growing and cloud services are expected to generate revenues of almost €35 billion in Europe by 2014. Promoting the right conditions for citizens and businesses to best benefit from this technical development is one of the actions foreseen by the Digital Agenda for Europe (see IP/10/581, MEMO/10/199 and MEMO/10/200). The online public consultation will run until the August 31st. Responses will feed into the preparation of a European cloud computing strategy that the Commission will present in 2012.

Neelie Kroes, European Commission Vice President for the Digital Agenda, said: "I am excited about the potential benefits of cloud computing to cut costs, improve services and open up new business opportunities. We need a well-defined cloud computing strategy to ensure that we make the best use of this potential. The input we are requesting from all interested parties is important to get it right."

Cloud computing has the potential to develop into a major new service industry, presenting great opportunities for European telecoms and technology companies. Client companies and public administrations can benefit from lower costs and state-of-the-art services by using cloud computing rather than installing and maintaining software and computing equipment of their own.

The Commission is inviting all interested parties, in particular cloud developers and cloud users, to explain their experience, needs, expectations and insights into the use and provision of cloud computing. Inter alia, the survey seeks feedback on the following issues:

  • data protection and liability questions, in particular in cross-border situations;

  • other legal and technical barriers that can slow down the development of cloud computing in Europe;

  • standardisation and interoperability solutions;

  • uptake of cloud services, in particular by SMEs;

  • ways to promote research and innovation in cloud computing.

The results of the consultation will feed into a European cloud computing strategy that the Commission will present in 2012. This strategy will aim to clarify the legal conditions for the take-up of cloud computing in Europe, stimulate the development of a competitive European cloud industry and market, and facilitate the roll-out of innovative cloud computing services for citizens and businesses.

Links