The second half of September is a ripe time to touch base with the European grid and cloud communities. This week we are attending the EGI Technical Forum in Lyon, France where grids and cloud computing technologies are shaping new paradigms for European research and science endeavors. Five co-located events during the week will give us a sweeping overview of progress toward infrastructure goals in Europe.
During the International Supercomputing Conference, Bull’s Matthew Foxton sounded an alarm bell for the European supercomputing community with his statement that all the R&D will not prove useful to Europe’s future without a solid investment in the “D”–not just the “R”.
A recent document from the University of Edinburgh outlined key challenges for Europe’s future in high performance computing.
A European group that focuses on e-Science infrastructure has released a new draft report that demonstrates how cloud computing options are figuring into existing grid and distributed resource sharing paradigms.