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21 October 2010
Sara Coelho

EGI travels to Warsaw and Brussels

The European Grid Infrastructure (EGI) will be at two major events next week: the Open Grid Forum in Brussels (25-28 October) and the e-Challenges Conference in Warsaw (27-29 October).

The Open Grid Forum (OGF) provides processes and policies about how to develop open software drawn from the grid community. The organisation is well-known for its thrice-yearly events and EGI will be at next week’s OGF30 in Brussels.

The EGI team has a stand in the booth area and will be ready to answer any queries about the organisation. Technical manager Michel Drescher will also be there to monitor recent standard updates relevant to EGI and with potential impact on the EGI’s UMD roadmap. “I’m looking forward to see what’s being done to develop a common language for accounting records,” says Drescher, who will attend the Usage Records Working Group session

In addition OGF will see two important meetings of the distributed computing community. EGI will be holding its first meeting of the Technology Coordination Board that will start formalising the relationship between the production infrastructure and two of its main technology providers – the European Middleware Initiative (EMI) and Initiative for Globus in Europe (IGE) projects. OGF 30 will also see the first meeting of experts from across the community to start discussing the SIENA roadmap for Grid and Cloud standards.

eChallenges 2010 will be the 20th in a series of European Commission-supported conferences on e-Infrastructures and distributed computing. EGI will share a stand at the Warsaw’s event with the e-ScienceTalk project to spread the word about Europe’s grid infrastructure. Catherine Gater, EGI’s dissemination manager, will also present a short talk about the organisation entitled “EGI - A sustainable grid infrastructure for Europe”.