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1 NeSC: National e-Science Centre

2 NeSC Mission Help the UK develop international strength in Grid computing Industry, Commerce, Scientific Research, … Achieved by Facilitating the e-Science Core Programme Helping the Regional Centres Industrial Technology Transfer Running the e-Science Institute Creating & Exchanging understanding Organising International Activity Bringing Major Meetings here Sending Experts to International Meetings

3 NeSC People Director: Malcolm Atkinson Deputy Director: Arthur Trew Commercial Director: Mark Parsons Chairman: Richard Kenway Initial Board Members: Stuart Anderson Muffy Calder Tony Doyle

4 NeSC support Joint Edinburgh-Glasgow EPSRC + DTI funding £5.35M University support SRIF networking Joint appointments Buildings Industry support Background Two Computing Science Departments Two Physics and Astronomy Departments EPCC ScotGrid + European Data Grid + GridPP

5 National Grid for e-Science Club & Forum for Directors Regional Directors Meetings Help FAST catch-up for Grid implementation With CLRC e-Science Centre & Manchester Develop and deliver platform software Support & Advice Tutorials, Courses & Documentation Exploration, Evaluation & Dissemination Collaborative Tech. Trans. projects Collecting & sharing knowledge e-Science Institute Choose Targets & Priorities in Consultation

6 e-Science Institute

7 e-Science Institute Activities Meetings, Conferences & Visits Your programme ideas Well synthesise Our programme ideas You want a Meeting Well Host it & organise it Day, Week, Month or Series Web & Access Grid International speakers & Visiting Researchers Workshops Developing Understanding Together Research, Training, Commercialisation

8 e-SI Provisional Programme August 2001 Fact finding Who are we? What do we know? What do we want to know? Which special interest groups should we start? 13 to 24 th August available Open to suggestions – Festival Time One-day meetings? Mon20 th Aug Directors Meeting? Tue21 st AugTechnical Directors Meeting? Wed22 nd AugIRCs & Test-beds? Thur23 rd Augrelated projects, e.g. EU Data Grid Fri24 th AugSRB and distributed databases Starting Programmes Forming Groups

9 e-SI Provisional Programme September 10 th & 11 th Second UK HEC Seminar Next Generation HPC Systems and the Grid Requested meetings Visits to Regional Centres October Attend & Follow up GGF 3 22 nd to 2 nd November G 3 G etting G oing with G lobus Introduction, analysis, problem solving, directions December 10 th to 21 st Grid Fabric Management Workshop

10 e-SI Provisional Programme Spring 2002 Three major workshops + … Plus Mind and Brain Workshop (Nigel Goddard) Protein folding (IBM sponsor) 22 nd to 26 th July 2002 GGF5 & HPDC 11 Global Grid Forum summer meeting IEEE Symposium on High-Performance Distributed Computing In Edinburgh International Conference Centre

11 Network of Excellence Support and Stimulate Meetings, discussion, dissemination GGF & Working Parties International Standards Development & Dissemination of Good Practice We run it, You all participate & extend it Simple to get support Report for the web site Will answer to the Regional Directors + …

12 Global Grid Forum Participate Our own delegates Working Groups Support others Reporting back Host events GGF5 Summer nd to 26 th July 2002 In your diaries NOW! Encourage UK activity Preparation, follow-up, dissemination

13 NeSC & eSI Were here for you Join in our activities Mail lists, virtual meetings, meetings Tell us what you want Well respond quickly & effectively Use us, thats why were there Web site


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