Tag: big grid
Last October a special event took place at Amsterdam’s Science Park. After 2 years of hard work, the first user-friendly HPC cloud infrastructure in Europe is working at full throttle. The collaboration between SARA and BiG Grid is behind this epic milestone.
The BiG Grid project in the Netherlands is seeking to advance from its grid roots in order to be more flexible to meet the needs of its user base of European researchers. Accordingly, the project is making part of its hardware cloud accessible.
Cloud helps to simplify and optimize grid site operation and grid middleware can operate in a transparent way on top of these virtualized computing resources, bringing about the development of virtual grid infrastructures.
Researchers in the Netherlands are being granted the opportunity to take part in a grand HPC experiment over the coming year as the limits of BiG Grid are pushed into the cloud.