U.S. XSEDE program, European Grid Infrastructure seek submissions describing collaborative research

Two major research infrastructures, the European Grid Infrastructure and the National Science Foundation's Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) in the United States, are seeking examples of how the researchers using their high-throughput and high-performance computing resources and services collaborate. These use cases will help XSEDE and EGI further their efforts to support these collaborating teams.

Research teams using resources available through EGI and XSEE (which includes resources provided by the Open Science Grid) are asked to submit collaborative use examples (CUEs) no longer than two pages that include:  

  • the collaborating teams in Europe and the United States.
  • the scientific justification for the collaborative activity.
  • the justification for access to resources in both the United States and Europe, where applicable.
  • the resource levels required to support the collaborative work.
  • a description of the patterns of use of EGI and XSEDE resources and services.
  • identification of the most significant limiting factors to using these resources and services as part of the collaborative work. These factors could include barriers that are hindering the work or issues that need to be addressed to make the collaborative use of resources easier.

XSEDE and EGI are developing collaborative relationships across all areas--operations, policy, user support, communications, outreach, etc.--needed to support the collaborating research teams using both infrastructures. The submitted CUEs will provide a better understanding of the breadth of research activities and the usage modalities in order to understand how XSEDE and EGI can most effectively collaborate to support them.

CUEs should be submitted to egi-xsede@xsede.org or xsede-cues@egi.eu by March 8, 2013.

Please note that submission carries no implication regarding any particular work planned by XSEDE and EGI, but will be used to inform potential joint activities.  

For more information visit http://go.egi.eu/cues