14-18 March 2016
Hotel Novotel
Africa/Dakar timezone
Enabling Virtual Research and Education Communities

From National to Global e-Infrastructures

17 Mar 2016, 14:40
Saly 1 (Hotel Novotel)

Saly 1

Hotel Novotel

Avenue Abdoulaye Fadiga, Dakar 18524, Senegal
Shared Experiences, Best Practices and Collaboration PLENARY SESSION II – Paper Presentations


Dr Ognjen Prnjat (GRNET)


Contemporary research relies on the ability to communicate efficiently and share storage and computational resources, as well as algorithms and data, between research groups on national, regional and global levels. The presentation will discuss e-Infrastructure development aspects at different organizational levels. Coherent development of national-level e-Infrastructures in terms of networking and computing can pave the way for wider regional, continental and global e-Infrastructure integrations. The study will start with GRNET, the Greek NREN, focusing on advanced computational services including Grid, Cloud and High-Performance Computing. Further it will show how these computing models evolve on regional - South-East European - level, where 14 countries collaborated during the past decade, via multiple high-end technology projects, in sharing resources and jointly operating the computing infrastructures for a spectrum of scientific fields. This regional work culminates with the current VI-SEEM project, where an integrated Virtual Research Environment is provided to the large regional user communities in Climate modeling, Life Sciences and Digital Cultural Heritage. Finally continental (European) and global scale (via the MAGIC project) models will be presented. Western African NRENs could benefit from such a development approach individually, but even more importantly together on a regional level as WACREN.

Primary author

Dr Ognjen Prnjat (GRNET)

Presentation Materials