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EGI Federation

EGI is a federation of computing and storage resource providers united by a mission to support research and development.

The federation is governed by its participants represented in the EGI Council and coordinated by the EGI Foundation.

Vision

All researchers should have seamless access to services, resources and expertise to collaborate and conduct world-class research and innovation

Mission

Deliver open solutions for advanced computing and data analytics in research and innovation

EGI Council

The EGI Council is responsible for defining the strategic direction of the EGI federation. The Council acts as the senior decision-making and supervisory authority of the EGI Foundation, with a mandate to define the strategic direction of the entire EGI ecosystem.

The EGI Council welcomes applications from like-minded countries and organisations to become part of the EGI vision for a stronger research and innovation sector in Europe.

27

EGI Participants

21

Represented countries

300+

Total represented organisations

EGI Council Participants

ACOnet
BELSPO
IICT
SRCE
CESNET
CNRS
Gauß-Allianz
GRNET
INFN
SURF
UKIM
CERN
CMCC
EMSO ERIC
MARIS
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CYFRONET
FCT
IFIN-HH
IISAS
ARNES
CSIC
JISC

EGI Council Associated Participants

EISCAT
SZTAKI
ENHANCER
UA-BITP

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Services for Research

Our large-scale computing and data analytics services are helping scientists to accelerate the process leading...

Services for Federation

Our internal services provide tools for coordination of the EGI Federation, improving how we work...

Services for Business

We help companies to exploit services and resources for compute- and data-intensive research and innovation.

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Our Impact

The EGI Federation’s impact is broad and diverse. We support all kinds of research. Examples include finding new tools to diagnose and monitor diseases such as Alzheimer’s, developing complex simulations to model climate change, searching for gravitational waves, and pursuing dark matter.

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We help scientists to accelerate their research

EGI supported over 29.000 publications throughout the last 12 years.

2
We boost innovation

Our continuously developed services and collaboration with the industry boost data-driven innovations.

3
We foster international collaborations

During the last 12 years, we have either coordinated or contributed to 55 international projects.

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We offer professional development and know-how

We provide training opportunities and professional advice, that differentiates us from commercial providers.

History

Key milestones in the EGI Federation history

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2002

First large scale experimental facility for distributed computing is successfully demonstrated by the partners of the DataGrid project

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2004

The first data processing tasks are formally recorded in a central accounting system

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2010

The EGI Foundation is created and the new EGI flagship project EGI-Inspire is launched

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2013

The scientific accomplishments of LHC are formally acknowledged with the  Nobel Prize in Physics 2013 to François Englert and Peter W. Higgs. LHC conceptualised distributed computing as a new approach to data-intensive science and successfully proved its viability at worldwide scale.  

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2014

The first example of large scale cloud federation – the EGI Federated Cloud – is launched

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2015

EGI, EUDAT, GEANT, LIBER and OpenAIRE publish the position paper on a ‘European Open Science Cloud for Research’

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2017

LIGO/VIRGO scientists behind the detection of gravitational waves were awarded Nobel Prize in Physics 2017. The collaboration relied on some of the largest European research data centres that are part of the EGI Federation

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2019

The EGI infrastructures breaks the record of +1 Million core and +1 Exabytes of research data federated worldwide

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Today

EGI is proud to support over 77,000 users

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EGI welcomes like-minded countries and international organisations who wish to become part of the EGI vision for a stronger research and innovation sector in Europe. Are you interested?

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