The European Grid Infrastructure (EGI) exists to provide scientists and researchers with access to the computing resources they need for their work. As of October 2011, EGI supports about 18,000 users across Europe. You are welcome to join us!
To get started, please consider what would you like to do with EGI computing resources:
Please check if the application you are using is already registered in the EGI Applications Database (AppDB). If yes, please jump to Question 2.
All applications need to be ported (i.e. adapted or grid-enabled) before they can run on EGI. Your local support team can help you with the porting process. Please refer to our support map for contacts.
If you found an application of interest to your work in AppDB, please get in touch with the application manager/developer and they will help you to get started. The contact details are listed in your application’s AppDB page.
EGI supports research across many scientific fields.
a. Is your field is covered by one of our Virtual Research Communities (VRCs)?
If yes, please contact your VRC – they can walk you through the possibilities of grid computing to your field.
If no, please go to b.
b. Is your field covered by one of our Virtual Organisations (VOs)?
If yes, please contact the VO manager - they can tell you more about the resources available for your discipline.
If no, please go to c.
c. If your research field is not represented in the EGI community, don’t worry – if there is a will, we can find a way.
Yes. The EGI federated cloud is currently in a test bed state, but several of its sites are already available for international research collaborations to use. Find out more.