14 December 2010
The French National Grid Initiative (NGI), France Grilles, has recently strenghten its collaboration with EUMEDGRID-Support project by committing new nine sites to the EUMEDGRID-Support infrastructure, thus enabling their support to the EUMEDGRID Virtual Organisation. EUMEDGRID Virtual Organization is designed to facilitate the development of new regional Grid application and communities, by expediting access to Virtual Organization services and EUMEDGRID resources.
This has globally incremented the total number of EUMEDGRID-Support Computing element to 26 available and running ones, and the number is still growing (more sites will be soon available from Egypt).
About France Grilles
The French NGI is the coordinating body acting in France and within the European Grid Initiative (EGI) as the representative of: the French Ministry of Education and Research, National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), the Commissariat à l’énergie atomique (CEA), the Réseau National de télécommunications pour la Technologie l’Enseignement et la Recherche (RENATER), the French National institute for Research in computer science and control (INRIA), the French National Institute for Agricultural
Research (INRA), the Conférence des Présidents d’Université (CPU) and the Institut National de la santé et de la recherche médicale (INSERM).
The French NGI is based on a convention signed between all these parties establishing a “Groupement d’Intêret Scientifique” and CNRS will be the French NGI legal entity. 500 researchers and engineers from over 50 laboratories are members of the French NGI.