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Services for Research

Our large-scale computing and data analytics services are helping scientists to accelerate the process leading to research outputs.

Our services are provided by EGI’s federated cloud providers and data centres. They can be requested by everyone involved in academic research.

Diversity Of Data Cloud

Compute

EGI compute infrastructure provides fast and flexible compute capacity to fit any research need, from Cloud compute to Cloud Container compute, and High-Throughput compute. Our Workload Manager ensure the computing tasks are managed and distributed efficiently, while maximising the use of resources.

 

Did you know?
EGI HTC federated infrastructure delivered more than 40 Millions CPU hours since the beginning of its operations in 2009. Our Cloud computing services rely on more than 3 Millions virtual machines.
Cloud Compute

Run virtual machines on demand with complete control over computing resources

Cloud Container Compute

Run Docker containers in a lightweight virtualised environment

High-Throughput Compute

Execute thousands of computational tasks to analyse large datasets

Workload Manager

Manage computing workloads in an efficient way

Storage and Data

Store, share and transfer data in reliable environments or use DataHub for efficient access and exploitation of distributed data.

Did you know?
Over 580 PB online storage capacity is offered by the HTC and Cloud storage providers.
Online Storage

Store, share and access your files and their metadata on a global scale

Data Transfer

Transfer large sets of data from one place to another

DataHub

Access key scientific datasets in a scalable way

Security & Identity

EGI Check-in enables single sign-in and is a proxy service that operates as a central hub to connect federated Identity Providers with EGI service providers.

Did you know?
Our Check-in serves more than 100 connected service and 4,000 identity providers, facilitating 2,500 logins from 3,200 registered users per month.
Check-in

Login with your own credentials

Applications

Gain access to online applications, application-hosting frameworks and browser-based tool for compute-intensive data analysis.

Did you know?
More than 300 registered users utilised our Notebooks and about 80 users from 14 countries were supported with Applications on Demand in 2020.
Notebooks

Create interactive documents with live code, visualisations and text

Training

EGI creates opportunities for professional development and acquiring know-how. We deliver training and consultancy to facilitate the uptake of EGI services by scientific communities, and to increase quality of work of our service operators.

Did you know?
In 2021, EGI organised organised 14 webinars with 600 attendees, and 11 FitSM training courses. We also hit in total 1,000 FitSM certificates that year.
FitSM Training

Learn how to manage IT services with a pragmatic and lightweight standard

ISO 27001 Training

Learn how to manage and secure information assets

Training Infrastructure

Dedicated computing and storage for training and education

Default SLA

If no other agreements are in place, services from the EGI Federation are delivered based on a default service level agreement (SLA).

Access policies

The EGI services can be accessed through the following access policies
1. Policy-based access
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Users are granted access based on policies defined by the EGI resource providers or by the EGI Foundation; such policies usually apply to resources being offered with “sponsored use” to meet some national or EU level objective; for instance, a country may offer resources with “sponsored use” to support national researchers involved in international collaborations.

2. Wide access
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Users can freely access scientific data and digital services provided by EGI resource providers.

3. Market-driven
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Users can negotiate a fee to access services either directly with EGI resource providers or indirectly with the EGI Foundation.

Notes
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Services allowing access to rival resources (e.g. computing capacity or storage space) are usually provided under a policy-based or market-driven access policy. Services allowing access to non-rival resources (e.g. software packages or scientific data) are usually provided under a wide access policy. All access policies may not be available for each and every resource, service or scientific data set.

Questions about our Services?

Contact our Services, Solutions and Support Team

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1098 XG Amsterdam
Netherlands

Phone: +31 (0)20 89 32 007

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