Press Release: The European e·Infrastructures Observatory collaborates with EGI

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A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between the European Infrastructures Observatory (nventory) and the EGI, with the aim to establish a solid and sustainable framework for monitoring the progress of Grid infrastructures and better respond to the strategic need of the Grid community to properly leverage and disseminate EGI’s role and contribution at National and Pan-European level. The Grid infrastructure is a core building block of the European Infrastructures landscape, therefore portraying its development progress in the European Infrastructures Observatory is key for the nventory project.

The specific goals of the collaboration are to:

  • Share current and historical data related to NGIs’ Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), to the extent that such data exists and/or is accessible by the Parties, in order to represent the Grid development and deployment progress at national level across EU and beyond.
  • Exchange ideas, discuss, and potentially suggest additional European Grid KPIs in order to represent the Grid development and deployment progress and/or impact of such progress, at a Pan-European level and beyond.
  • Assess and provide feedback on the functionality, user‐friendliness and long‐term sustainability of the European Infrastructures Observatory currently in development in order to identify mutually beneficial synergies between the Parties.
  • Establish joint dissemination activities to increase awareness and promote the results of the collaboration

The nventory project coordinator Dr. Jorge-A. Sanchez-P., said: “It is my strong belief that the European Infrastructures Observatory can actively contribute to EGI activities by leveraging and disseminating the respective grid developments at National and Pan-European level. I regard this collaboration to be of added-value for both projects and we very much look forward to a mutually beneficial, long-term partnership.”

About EGI
The European Grid Infrastructure (EGI) enables access to computing resources for European scientists and researchers from all fields of science, from High Energy Physics to Humanities. It is a federation of resource providers set up to deliver sustainable, integrated and secure computing services to European researchers and their international partners. EGI contributes to the European Union’s fifth freedom – the free movement of knowledge – by providing the means for scientists and researchers across Europe to share knowledge and data for the benefit of society.

About nventory
The nventory project has a mission to launch the European e·Infrastructures Observatory, a single-entry-point, one-stop-shop, on-line data warehouse, possessing user-friendly visualisations that allow for a multidimensional and polymorphic panorama for progress monitoring and disseminating Infrastructure achievements to stakeholders and to the public-at-large. This covers networking, supercomputing, grid infrastructures across the European Union and beyond.


nventory is co-funded by the European Commission within the Seventh Framework Programme – Research Infrastructures under Grant Agreement no. RI-261554



A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between the European eInfrastructures Observatory (e·nventory) and the EGI, with the aim to establish a solid and sustainable framework for monitoring the progress of Grid infrastructures and better respond to the strategic need of the Grid community to properly leverage and disseminate EGI’s role and contribution at National and Pan-European level. The Grid infrastructure is a core building block of the European e·Infrastructures landscape, therefore portraying its development progress in the European e·Infrastructures Observatory is key for the e·nventory project.
The specific goals of the collaboration are to:
•    Share current and historical data related to NGIs’ Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), to the extent that such data exists and/or is accessible by the Parties, in order to represent the Grid development and deployment progress at national level across EU and beyond.
•    Exchange ideas, discuss, and potentially suggest additional European Grid KPIs in order to represent the Grid development and deployment progress and/or impact of such progress, at a Pan-European level and beyond.
•    Assess and provide feedback on the functionality, user-¬‐friendliness and long-¬‐term sustainability of the European e-Infrastructures Observatory currently in development in order to identify mutually beneficial synergies between the Parties.
•    Establish joint dissemination activities to increase awareness and promote the results of the collaboration.
The e·nventory project coordinator Dr. Jorge-A. Sanchez-P., said: “It is my strong belief that the European e·Infrastructures Observatory can actively contribute to EGI activities by leveraging and disseminating the respective grid developments at National and Pan-European level. I regard this collaboration to be of added-value for both projects and we very much look forward to a mutually beneficial, long-term partnership.”

About EGI
The European Grid Infrastructure (EGI) enables access to computing resources for European scientists and researchers from all fields of science, from High Energy Physics to Humanities. It is a federation of resource providers set up to deliver sustainable, integrated and secure computing services to European researchers and their international partners. EGI contributes to the European Union’s fifth freedom – the free movement of knowledge – by providing the means for scientists and researchers across Europe to share knowledge and data for the benefit of society.

About e·nventory
The e.nventory project has a mission to launch the European e-Infrastructures Observatory, a single-entry-point, one-stop-shop, on-line data warehouse, possessing user-friendly visualisations that allow for a multidimensional and polymorphic panorama for progress monitoring and disseminating e-Infrastructure achievements to stakeholders and to the public-at-large. This covers networking, supercomputing, grid infrastructures across the European Union and beyond.
e·nventory is co-funded by the European Commission within the Seventh Framework Programme – Research Infrastructures under Grant Agreement no. RI-261554.