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Issue 177: iSGTW 2 June 2010

Profile: EGI’s director, Steven Newhouse

A new, long-term organization tasked with coordinating the European Grid Infrastructure was just formed, called

Headquartered in Amsterdam, it will support Europe’s National Grid Initiatives as they operate the infrastructure which was built by the previous projects known as DataGrid, EGEE-I, -II and -III.

EGI’s director, Steven Newhouse, was just appointed last month, and he will leave his post at CERN as EGEE’s  technical director to head the new organization (and its closely affiliated EGI-InSPIRE project).

On one of his last days at CERN, former iSGTW editor Danielle Venton asked him a few questions.

Here, Newhouse briefly outlines the role of EGI, the nature of the grid and e-infrastructures, how he first became interested in the field of computing  — and what it’s like to move to Amsterdam.

As a special bonus, we’ve included a link to a brand-new GridBriefing about EGI, courtesy of GridTalk.

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Global science up-close

Workshops in India

One of the places where iSGTW is most popular is India, which always ranks in our top 5 or 6 countries for number of readers. What do they think about the grid?

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EMI, home to middleware

Who will be EGI’s major provider of “the glue for the grid”? Welcome to EMI.

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Link of the week

The Virtual Goody Bag

We’ve all attended conferences where we have returned loaded down with reams of paper, posters, hats, keyrings and other swag. SIENA has something different.

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Image of the week

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a . . . mouse? A tracker ball?

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December 2010

13-18, AGU Fall Meeting

14-16, UCC 2010

17, ICETI 2011 and ICSIT 2011

24, Abstract Submission deadline, EGI User Forum


January 2011

11, HPCS 2011 Submission Deadline

11, SPCloud 2011

22, ALENEX11

30 Jan – 3 Feb, ESCC/Internet2


February 2011

1 - 4, GlobusWorld '11

2, Lift 11

15 - 16, Cloudscape III

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