Germany joins the EGI Council

Germany is the latest country to become a member of EGI by joining the EGI Council.

The German National Grid Initiative (NGI-DE) brings together 11 sites affiliated with some of the country’s leading universities and research facilities. The lead institution is the Leibniz University of Hannover and the EGI Council member for Germany will be Gabriele von Voigt, Professor and Director of Distributed Computing & Security.

“Joining EGI as full member is a natural step for us and we are hoping that this will lead to more collaboration with partners across Europe,” von Voigt says.

Until now, Germany was affiliated with EGI as an integrated resource provider.

“I am delighted to see Germany joining the EGI council and increasingly involved in our community,” says Yannick Legré, Managing Director. “EGI exists to serve research in Europe and we would not be complete without one of Europe’s leading scientific countries.”

The eleven sites aggregated as the German NGI are hosted at:

  • Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
  • Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities – Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ)
  • Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY)
  • Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH (Jülich)
  • Fraunhofer Institute for Algorithmen and Scientific Computing SCAI
  • Gesellschaft für wissenschaftliche Datenverarbeitung mbH (GWDG)
  • Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover (LUH)
  • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
  • RWTH Aachen University
  • Technische Universität Dresden (T.U. Dresden)
  • Verein zur Förderung eines Deutschen Forschungsnetzes e. V (DFN)