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The European Grid Infrastructure (EGI) announced yesterday at the EGI Community Forum 2014 in Helsinki the launch of the Federated Cloud – an academic cloud service built to support development and innovation within the European Research Area.

The service has been built to provide EU researchers with a scalable, standard-based cloud platform that they could use in order to manage, disseminate and process their data flexibly, quickly and efficiently. The service supports all fields of research and it has been tailored to the European researchers’ modern IT needs, making sure they benefit fully from the infrastructure. More specifically, the Federated Cloud combines resources and services provided by various public and private partners and offers researchers:

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Yannick Legré was recently appointed director of, which coordinates and manages the European Grid Infrastructure (EGI). iSGTW speaks to Legré about his vision for the organization, as well as the challenges it faces, ahead of next month’s EGI Community Forum in Helsinki, Finland.


You’ve been involved in grid computing in Europe for over a decade now. Could you tell the iSGTW readers about this?

I worked with the DataGrid project right from the beginning.  My work was concerned with integrating the different components produced by the project and ensuring that they were appropriate for the communities served. I also started playing with the Globus toolkitback when it was still at version 1.1 or 1.2, so a very early stage.

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EGI Community Forum 2014 in Helsinki

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The users of the world’s largest distributed data processing infrastructure for research will meet in Helsinki for the EGI Community Forum 2014. 

The EGI Community Forum 2014 will take place from 19–23 May, in Helsinki, Finland.

The event will be hosted by in partnership with the University of Helsinki and CSC - IT Center for Science Ltd.

Join the event that will bring together over 400 researchers, engineers, decision makers and IT people to discuss the use and the future of the computing infrastructure behind the discovery of the Higgs boson using the Large Hadron Collider at CERN.

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