The EGI Foundation and the DARIAH Competence Centre (CC) recently signed an agreement, by which DARIAH is granted access to cloud-computing services offered by EGI.
On behalf of the DARIAH Competence Centre (CC) Davor Davidovic explains the agreement’s essential points in a short interview. (Esitmated reading time: 2 Minutes)
Davor, what exactly is the agreement between EGI and DARIAH CC about?
The agreement defines resources offered to the DARIAH community. It will enable members of the DARIAH community access to EGI Cloud Compute services offered by two resource providers: INFN (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare) – BARI and INFN-CATANIA. In total, the two centers offer 30 virtual CPU cores, 70 GB of memory and 2TB of storage. The agreement is valid until the 1st of September 2017 with the possibility to be extended.
How can researchers in DARIAH profit from the agreement?
Researchers in DARIAH who need computational power and storage for implementing their use cases and executing their applications, will be able to use the resources provided with this agreement. Detailed information on how to exploit the resources provided by the agreement will be presented at the DARIAH Annual meeting in Ghent, in the Cloud infrastructure & EGI ENGAGE Workshop which will take place on Tuesday 11th of October at 14pm.
Can you tell us more about the EGI Foundation?
The EGI Foundation coordinates the EGI infrastructure on behalf of the participants of the EGI Council: national e-infrastructures and European Intergovernmental Research Organizations (EIROs). It has a mission to create and deliver open solutions for science and research infrastructures by federating digital capabilities, resources and expertise between communities and across national boundaries. The Foundation is not-for-profit and was established in Amsterdam in 2010 under Dutch law.
What is the DARIAH Competence Center (CC)?
The DARIAH Competence Center (CC) is a virtual research group, consisting of computer scientists and the researchers coming from the Arts and Humanities. They work on broadening the usage of advanced research infrastructures and technologies, such as cloud-oriented services, computational and storage resources in the domain of the Arts and Humanities research.
Thank you very much, Davor!
Davor Davidovic is a research assistant at the Center for Informatics and Computing, an organizational unit of the Ruder Boškovic Institute in which research projects, development programs and services for scientists are conducted in the fields of optoelectronics, information technology and computing. The Ruder Boškovic Institute is a partner organization of DARIAH-HR, the Croatian DARIAH member.