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e-ScienceTalk : Supporting Grid and High Performance Computing reporting across Europe

Project description

Coordination actions, conferences and studies supporting policy development, including international cooperation, for e-Infrastructures

Over the last 10 years, the European Commission and governments have invested substantial funds in scientific grid computing. Scientists have access to state-of-the-art computational and data resources located around the world, putting European research into a leading position to address the greatest challenges facing us today, such as climate change, pandemics and sustainable energy.
With the advent of the European Grid Infrastructure and the associated fundamental changes to the way that grid computing will evolve in the future, combined with the blurring of boundaries between grids, clouds, supercomputing networks and volunteer grids, a clear consistent source of information aimed at non-experts is now more important than ever, through dissemination projects that cross national boundaries.
e-ScienceTalk will build on the outstanding achievements of the GridTalk project in bringing the success stories of Europe's e-Infrastructure to policy makers in government and business, to the scientific community and to the general public. E-ScienceTalk will work with the EGI and other collaborating projects to expand the scope of the existing GridTalk outputs, to report on the interactions of grids with e-Infrastructures such as cloud computing and supercomputing, and will also explore options for the sustainability of e-ScienceTalk's products.
e-ScienceTalk will produce a series of reports aimed at policy makers to disseminate key policy issues underpinning grid and e-Infrastructure development in Europe and coordinate e-concertation activities. The GridCafé, GridCast and GridGuide suite of websites will cover new topics and explore novel web technologies, as well as integrating more closely with GridPP's Real Time Monitor to combine live views of grid activity with the human aspects of computing. The growing weekly publication, International Science Grid This Week (iSGTW) will bring news and events to the existing and potential e-Science community.

Call for proposal

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EU contribution
€ 230 494,00
1098 XG Amsterdam

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West-Nederland Noord-Holland Groot-Amsterdam
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Administrative Contact
Catherine Gater (Ms.)
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