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1 National e-Science Centre & e-Science Institute Malcolm Atkinson Director 2 nd March 2005

2 The Primary Requirement … Enabling People to Work Together on Challenging Projects: Science, Engineering & Medicine Building people grids

3 Attendance from different countries National & International Multi-disciplinary Meeting Place International Visitor Programme

4 NeSC Website Statistics

5 What is e-Infrastructure – Political view A shared resource That enables science, research, engineering, medicine, industry, … It will improve UK / European / … productivity Lisbon Accord 2000 E-Science Vision SR2000 – John Taylor Commitment by UK government Sections Always there c.f. telephones, transport, power, internet

6 Staff costs only - Grid Resources Computers & Network funded separately EPSRC Breakdown UK e-Science Budget ( ) Source: Science Budget 2003/4 – 2005/6, DTI(OST) Total: £213M + Industrial Contributions £25M + £100M via JISC

7 Globus Alliance CeSC (Cambridge) Digital Curation Centre e-Science Institute Open Middleware Infrastructure Institute The e-Science Centres EGEE Grid Operations Support Centre National Centre for e-Social Science National Institute for Environmental e-Science

8 eDiaMoND – Compute Mammograms have different appearances, depending on image settings and acquisition systems Standard Mammo Format Standard Mammo Format Temporal mammography Computer Aided Detection 3D View Provided by eDiamond project: Prof. sir Mike Brady et al. New diagnostic capability New epidemiology New training and education

9 What can NeSC do for you? Provide e-Research events? Workshops, meetings, access grid Provide training? Give advice & share gathered intelligence? Internationally and nationally gathering information Help organise sharing and collaboration? Collaborate with you in your research (bids)? Engage in research together? Must provide valuable research for each partner E-Infrastructure will rapidly transform the ways we work

10 Edinburgh should be leading the way Exploit multi-disciplinary strength Develop agile responses Do it for ourselves – leadership Extract & Refine the recipe Share our understanding & resources


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