Committed resources

The research community (working in projects, collaborations, research infrastructures) can request EGI for committed computing and storage resources to support their scientific goals.

The resources are committed through Service Level Agreements (SLAs) that outline the amount of resources pledged as well as the type of support offered. The SLAs are agreements between the research community that requests the resources and the federated could providers and federated data centres that provide the resources. The EGI Foundation acts as an intermediary.

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Research communities and projects benefiting from committed resources


The EMSODEV project has a goal of facilitating the analysis of climate change and pollution in seafloor ecosystems thanks to the optimisation of the data flow acquired by marine observations.

In total, EMSODEV will have access to 9TB of storage capacity and about 340 virtual CPU cores provided by the following EGI data centres: NCG-INGRID-PT (Portugal), CESGA (Spain), RECAS-Bari (Italy), INFN-PADOVA-STACK (Italy). EMSODEV will use these resources for the project’s research efforts.

More information: News article


D4Science is an organisation that offers a hybrid data infrastructure and hosts more than 50 virtual research environments to serve the biological, ecological, environmental, and statistical communities world-wide.

In total, D4Science will access 220 virtual CPU cores, 544 GB of memory and 12,6 TB of storage provided by the following EGI data centres: CESGA (Spain) GeoGrid (Germany), IISAS-FedCloud (Slovakia), RECAS-Bari (Italy), UPV-GRyCAP (Spain). The D4Science organisation will use these resources to support the activities of their research communities.

More information: SLA agreement


Peachnote is a music score engine and analysis platform that lets you discover new sides of music, find great performances and improve score readings. The system is the first of its kind and is visited by thousands of users every day from all over the world.

In total, Peachnote will access 108 virtual CPU cores, 162 GB of memory and 8TB of storage provided by two EGI cloud providers: CESNET MetaCloud and FZJ. will use these cloud resources to give visitors of their website access to a massive amount of music data.

More information: News article

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The Life-Science Grid Community (LSGC) is a virtual research community that supports life-science applications on the EGI federation. The community is made of research groups from universities, research centres, hospitals and it covers scientific domains such as bioinformatics, genomics, and systems biology.

In total, LSGC will have access to more than 26TB of storage and about 45M of CPU hours to support the community’s research activities.

More information: News article

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Terradue is a company specialised in the development of service for Earth Sciences data-intensive applications.

EGI Cloud Compute services will extend Terradue’s hybrid cloud using a new OpenNebula OCCI driver and will provide a reliable infrastructure for the ESA Thematic Exploitation Platforms users.

In total, Terradue will access 360 virtual CPU cores, 800 GB of memory and 10TB of storage, provided by six EGI Cloud Providers.

More information: News article


The DARIAH Competence Centre (CC) is broadening the usage of e-Infrastructures in the domain of the Arts and Humanities research.

DARIAH will rely on Cloud Compute services to provide a wider access to research e-Infrastructure at European level, including transnational access, joint research, networking and digital services.

In total, DARIAH will access 30 virtual CPU cores, 70 GB of memory and 2TB of storage, provided by two EGI Cloud Providers: INFN-Bari and INFN-Catania (Italy).

More information: News article


The EXTraS project is going to harvest the unexplored information buried in the data collected by the European Photon Imaging Camera instrument on-board the ESA’s X-ray space observatory XMM-Newton, in 13 years of observations.

EXTraS relies on the EGI Cloud Compute service to develop the software tools needed to enhance the discovery potential of ESA XMM-Newton.

In total, EXTraS will access 50 virtual CPU cores, 200 GB of memory and more than 1TB of storage, provided by two EGI data centres: CYFRONET-Cloud (Poland) and RECAS-BARI (Italy).

More information: News article


The DRIHM project is a prototype research infrastructure for simulating extreme hydro-meteorological events such as flash flooding. The project enabled a step change in how scientists can approach the study of high impact weather events: more functionality, more efficiency and faster results.

DRIHM is using High-Throughput Compute, Cloud Compute and Online Storage to support the project’s activities.

In total, DRIHM will be using 50 million hours of computing time and more than 10 TB storage capacity, provided by three EGI data centres: HG-09-Okeanos-Cloud (GRNET, Greece),  AM-01-IIAP (Armenia) and INFN-PADOVA (Italy).

More information: News article


MoBrain aims to lower barriers for scientists to access modern e-Science solutions from micro to macro scales.

MoBrain relies on the High-Throughput Compute service for all back-end calculations in the scientific portals they provide to their users (HADDOCK is an example).

The total amount of resources available to MoBrain 75 million hours of computing time and more than 50 TB storage capacity, pleadged by seven EGI data centres: INFN-Padova (Italy), RAL-LCG2 (UK), TW-NCHC (Taiwan), SURFsara (The Netherlands), NCG-INGRID-PT (Portugal), NIKHEF (The Netherlands), and CESNET-MetaCloud (Czech Republic).

More information: News article


BILS (Bioinformatics Infrastructure for Life Sciences) is a distributed national research infrastructure supported by the Swedish Research Council to support life science researchers.

BILS relies on Cloud Compute to provide bioinformatics tools to their members.

The total amount of resources available to BILS is 324 CPU Cores, 648 GB of RAM and around 7 TB of temporary and permanent storage, provided by three EGI Cloud Providers at INFN-Bari (Italy), IN2P3-IRES (France) and TUBITAK (Turkey).

Cumulative resources dedicated as of December 2016
Computing hours committed via SLAs
Storage committed via SLAs
RAM memory committed via SLAs
Virtual CPUs committed via SLAs