Vision – be the high-level body developing policies to reinforce and promote efforts to foster world-class ICT infrastructures
Goals - to build a network that will develop and strengthen cooperation and coordination between national e-infrastructures and smooth their efficient integration in the European Research Area. The project will establish an effective dialogue between national e-infrastructure programme owners and managers in Europe, at the European Commission level and globally.
Cloud Computing – Dynamically scaleable and often virtualised resources.
Environmental and Green Computing – Environmentally sustainable computing or ICT
Openness -Open Access, Open Source, Open Borders and Open Opportunity
e-InfraNet was represented at TNC 2013 by Dr. Stephen Pinfield a member of the e-InfraNet Open Think Tank which was responsible for drafting the e-InfraNet Policy Paper on Open. Dr. Pinfield spoke about how the paper outlined a number of Open initiatives; open access to research publications, open data, open educational resources, open source software, open standards and tracked the progress of these across Europe and beyond. He also discussed the relationship between the different opens and their shared benefits making the case for a coordinated policy approach to all of them. See more information here.
This free workshop—UNDERSTANDING AND MINIMISING THE COSTS OF DATA CENTRE BASED IT SERVICES—will be taking place at Liverpool University on the 17th of June 2013. It’s a collaborative production of eInfraNet, Jisc, S-Lab and SusteIT and addresses the hidden costs of data centre operations, and data centre and IT costing efficiency, providing focused content for finance, IT and energy/environmental professionals.
More details and links to the booking page can be found here.
The final meeting of the e-InfraNet steering committee meeting will take place next Thursday and Friday (2nd and 3rd of May) in the Andalusian Institute of Technology. It will be hosted by the Ministry for the Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO) the Spanish partner in the current e-InfraNet consortium.
The meeting will focus in the main on identifying opportunities for the future sustainability of the e-InfraNet. An agenda for the meeting can be viewed here.