Presentation on theme: "From Networks and Services to Applications FEAST to Erina4Africa e-Infrastructure Survey Brunel, KTH, Ubuntunet Alliance, Metaware, Engineering Ingegneria."— Presentation transcript:
From Networks and Services to Applications FEAST to Erina4Africa e-Infrastructure Survey Brunel, KTH, Ubuntunet Alliance, Metaware, Engineering Ingegneria Informatica SpA Björn Pehrson 7 th Open Access Conference Accra 2009-11-02
e-Infrastructures Environments supporting Virtual Research Collaboration Including supporting resources, such as – Data repositories – Computing resources – Communication networks
Erina4Africa Objectives Survey of existing and potential e- Infrastructures in Africa Including Cost Benefit Analyses Lighthouse demonstrators motivating further investments Extension of Erina (www.erina-study.eu) The purpose of this presentation is to invite you to contribute.
Erina4Africa Template Project name: Contact Institution Partners Objective Technology used, standards and services employed Research activities carried and out and scientific data generated Principal outcomes and documentation (plus link to case studies) Other potential application areas/ actual spillovers
Template cont'd: Cost Benefit analysis Financing Finance amount over what time Resources employed (people, systems, software, etc.) Cost-Benefit analysis of access to e-infrastructure resources – Economic efficiency – Operational efficiency – Time saving – Accessibility – Environmental impact – e-Infrastructure potential
Examples Connecting partners in the Malawi-Liverpool- Wellcome Trust Malaria Genome project in Blantyre and Liverpool Interconnection of High performance Liquid Chromatograpy Laboratories in Dar es Salaam, Kampala and Stockholm Connection of Supercomputers in Dar es Salaam to the global grid Natural Products Research Network for Eastern and Central Africa www.napreca.net
Your contribution will support African Research and Education Networking