The European Grid Infrastructure (EGI) is a federation of National Grid Initiatives (NGI) and international research institutions such as CERN. It aim is to provide computing resources to researchers and scientists, thereby supporting the vision of an online European Research area of collaborative-driven innovation.
EGI is a truly transnational organisation, integrating computing resources provided by more than 35 countries from across Europe and beyond. EGI.eu coordinates core common tasks, allowing NGIs to focus on the smart use of resources and of funding that can be invested on a better national infrastructure for their users.
EGI is integrated in the European vision outlined in the Horizon 2020 strategy and contributes actively to promote knowledge transfer and innovation across Europe.
The role of EGI in Europe
Beyond Grid vs Cloud – EGI Community Forum 2012, JISC Digital Infrastructure Team blog. Torsten Reimer (13 April)
Getting it together. Steven Newhouse on the European Research Area. PSR:EU - Issue 23 (2 April 2012)
A single digital market. Steven Newhouse opinion article. PSR:EU - Issue 23 (2 April 2012)
Giving Europe's scientists the tools to deliver, Neelie Kroes's speech at the International Conference on Research Infrastructures (ICRI 2012) (23 March 2012)
Enabling the Online ERA through EGI, (page 3) Damir Marinovic's article for the e-IRG newsletter (March 2012)
ERA of ambition, Steven Newhouse article on PSR Science and Technology 14 (14 March)
Placing a price-tag on e-infrastructure, iSGTW, 15 February 2012
Hunting for viruses: finding a needle in a haystack, iSGTW, 18 January 2012