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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Munich to host first EGI Community Forum

2012 Community Forum poster

The first EGI Community Forum, to be held in Munich between 26-30 March 2012, was announced by EGI.eu’s direct Steven Newhouse at the closing plenary of the Lyon Technical Forum.

The event will be hosted by EGI.eu in partnership with the Munich Network Management, a consortium of four German research institutions.

“We’ll organise the first EGI Community Forum to showcase the role that e-infrastructures play in enabling innovation across the Europe,” says Newhouse. “We want the forum to highlight what the EGI community is doing in terms of services, technologies and tools to support scientists and their research.”

The organisers will invite developers of distributed computing applications & services and the research communities who make use of them to attend the event and find out more about the current state of the art.

The Community Forum will be co-located with the European Middleware Initiative (EMI) technical conference and other events.

More information will be available soon.

External links

 

Munich to host first EGI Community Forum

2012 Community Forum poster

The first EGI Community Forum, to be held in Munich between 26-30 March 2012, was announced by EGI.eu’s direct Steven Newhouse at the closing plenary of the Lyon Technical Forum.

The event will be hosted by EGI.eu in partnership with the Munich Network Management, a consortium of four German research institutions.

“We’ll organise the first EGI Community Forum to showcase the role that e-infrastructures play in enabling innovation across the Europe,” says Newhouse. “We want the forum to highlight what the EGI community is doing in terms of services, technologies and tools to support scientists and their research.”

The organisers will invite developers of distributed computing applications & services and the research communities who make use of them to attend the event and find out more about the current state of the art.

The Community Forum will be co-located with the European Middleware Initiative (EMI) technical conference and other events.

More information will be available soon.

External links

 

EGI Technical Forum 2011 kicks off on Monday

The EGI Technical Forum 2011 will kick off on Monday 19 September at the Lyon Convention Centre. This meeting is co-located with the Open Grid Forum 33, the French Grid Day, GlobusEUROPE, the 12th IEE/ACM International Conference on Grid Computing (Grid 2011) and the 9th e-Infrastructure Concertation meeting.

We look forward to welcoming you to the event next week, in partnership with the Computing Centre of the National Institute of Nuclear Physics and Particle Physics (CC-IN2P3), France Grilles, the French National Grid Initiative and EGI.eu.

If you're joining us in Lyon, here is some useful information and logistical details about the event that you may find useful:

Directions to the venue

Registration: Online registration for the event is now closed but registration is still possible at the venue itself. The registration desk (at the entrance to the Rhône Pasteur level of the Lyon Convention Centre) opens at 8am on Monday 19 September and will be open every day until 6pm. When you arrive, please visit the registration desk to collect your conference pack and details of the wi-fi.

Weather conditions: Late Summer in Lyon can have a bit of everything, so be prepared! Online weather forecast for Lyon.

Programme

  • The conference programme is available online.

  • More abouth the exhibition area

  • Please join us for welcome drinks at the ground floor level on Monday evening (from 17:30)

  • You are also invited to the GlobusEUROPE cocktail reception on Tuesday evening (from 17:30, also at the ground floor level)

Conference dinner: The conference dinner will take place on Wednesday 21 September at the L'Abbaye de Collonges restaurant. 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. You can find details on the printed programme in your conference bag. The gala dinner is fully booked, entry is by ticket only. If you have completed registration for the dinner, your ticket will be available for collection at the registration desk. If you have registered for the dinner but do not wish to attend, please hand your ticket in at the registration desk before 13:00 on Wednesday 21 September, so places can be reallocated to someone else who would like to come.

Visit the new Computing Room
We will organise several visits to the new CC-IN2P3 computing room. If you are interested, please ask the desk at your arrival on site. More information

Follow us live!
> Twitter (#egi2010)
> Flickr stream (use the EGI TF2011 tag for your own photos)
> GridCast blog from the e-ScienceTalk. Contact press@egi.eu if you would like to blog!

If you have any questions, please contact us at events@egi.eu.

 

EGI Technical Forum 2011 kicks off on Monday

The EGI Technical Forum 2011 will kick off on Monday 19 September at the Lyon Convention Centre. This meeting is co-located with the Open Grid Forum 33, the French Grid Day, GlobusEUROPE, the 12th IEE/ACM International Conference on Grid Computing (Grid 2011) and the 9th e-Infrastructure Concertation meeting.

We look forward to welcoming you to the event next week, in partnership with the Computing Centre of the National Institute of Nuclear Physics and Particle Physics (CC-IN2P3), France Grilles, the French National Grid Initiative and EGI.eu.

If you're joining us in Lyon, here is some useful information and logistical details about the event that you may find useful:

Directions to the venue

Registration: Online registration for the event is now closed but registration is still possible at the venue itself. The registration desk (at the entrance to the Rhône Pasteur level of the Lyon Convention Centre) opens at 8am on Monday 19 September and will be open every day until 6pm. When you arrive, please visit the registration desk to collect your conference pack and details of the wi-fi.

Weather conditions: Late Summer in Lyon can have a bit of everything, so be prepared! Online weather forecast for Lyon.

Programme

  • The conference programme is available online.

  • More abouth the exhibition area

  • Please join us for welcome drinks at the ground floor level on Monday evening (from 17:30)

  • You are also invited to the GlobusEUROPE cocktail reception on Tuesday evening (from 17:30, also at the ground floor level)

Conference dinner: The conference dinner will take place on Wednesday 21 September at the L'Abbaye de Collonges restaurant. 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. You can find details on the printed programme in your conference bag. The gala dinner is fully booked, entry is by ticket only. If you have completed registration for the dinner, your ticket will be available for collection at the registration desk. If you have registered for the dinner but do not wish to attend, please hand your ticket in at the registration desk before 13:00 on Wednesday 21 September, so places can be reallocated to someone else who would like to come.

Visit the new Computing Room
We will organise several visits to the new CC-IN2P3 computing room. If you are interested, please ask the desk at your arrival on site. More information

Follow us live!
> Twitter (#egi2010)
> Flickr stream (use the EGI TF2011 tag for your own photos)
> GridCast blog from the e-ScienceTalk. Contact press@egi.eu if you would like to blog!

If you have any questions, please contact us at events@egi.eu.

 

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."
 

MAPPER project joins EGI community

The MAPPER project (Multiscale Applications on European e-Infrastructures) has joined the official list of EGI partners signing a Memorandum of Understanding in August. This agreement ensures that the solutions developed by MAPPER and its partners are compatible with the European grid.

This is another step towards making EGI an integral part of the computing resources offered to European researchers and their international collaborators.

“MAPPER is a science driven project with the aim to exploit existing European e-infrastructures for a new mode of computing,” says project coordinator Alfons Hoekstra. “To do so MAPPER has brought together a strong European consortium covering the chain from the infrastructure to the science applications, and by closely collaborating with EGI and PRACE.”

The main goal of the MAPPER project is to develop “an environment for distributed multiscale computing, consisting of dedicated programming and execution tools, and production quality services that are needed to support this mode of computing,” explains Hoekstra.

The MAPPER focus on multiscale is important given that many areas of research focus on investigating phenomena at every level of the system, from the microscopic to the global and everything in between. Climate and weather modelling are important examples, being able to take into account the global state of the weather, but also local conditions, is important in understanding how the entire system works and its possible future direction.

The MAPPER project, started in October 2010, aims to develop tools, software and services to maximise the usage of e-infrastructures by this community.

Starting with 5 specific areas - fusion, clinical decision making, systems biology, nano-science and engineering - they will help each create the tools needed for a specific problem within that discipline. They will ensure that the solutions being offered to researchers are not only appropriate but also provide access to them.


 

MAPPER project joins EGI community

The MAPPER project (Multiscale Applications on European e-Infrastructures) has joined the official list of EGI partners signing a Memorandum of Understanding in August. This agreement ensures that the solutions developed by MAPPER and its partners are compatible with the European grid.

This is another step towards making EGI an integral part of the computing resources offered to European researchers and their international collaborators.

“MAPPER is a science driven project with the aim to exploit existing European e-infrastructures for a new mode of computing,” says project coordinator Alfons Hoekstra. “To do so MAPPER has brought together a strong European consortium covering the chain from the infrastructure to the science applications, and by closely collaborating with EGI and PRACE.”

The main goal of the MAPPER project is to develop “an environment for distributed multiscale computing, consisting of dedicated programming and execution tools, and production quality services that are needed to support this mode of computing,” explains Hoekstra.

The MAPPER focus on multiscale is important given that many areas of research focus on investigating phenomena at every level of the system, from the microscopic to the global and everything in between. Climate and weather modelling are important examples, being able to take into account the global state of the weather, but also local conditions, is important in understanding how the entire system works and its possible future direction.

The MAPPER project, started in October 2010, aims to develop tools, software and services to maximise the usage of e-infrastructures by this community.

Starting with 5 specific areas - fusion, clinical decision making, systems biology, nano-science and engineering - they will help each create the tools needed for a specific problem within that discipline. They will ensure that the solutions being offered to researchers are not only appropriate but also provide access to them.