The Nordic e-Infrastructure Collaboration (NeIC) facilitates development and operation of high-quality e-Infrastructure solutions in areas of joint Nordic interest. NeIC is a distributed organisation consisting of technical experts from academic high-performance computing centres across the Nordic countries.
Become a global role model for cross-border
sustainable e-infrastructure services.
In 2002 the Joint Committee of the Nordic Natural Science Research Councils (NOS-N) supported a pilot project with the aim of establishing an inter-Nordic data grid test facility (NDGF). The purpose of the NDGF was to distribute computing infrastructure. After a two-year pilot period, the NDGF was given the mandate to propose a Nordic grid infrastructure and an organisation to manage and develop the grid for scientific computing in the Nordic countries. The NDGF was hosted by NORDUnet A/S.
The NDGF pilot has since matured into the successful deployment of the first and only distributed Tier-1 service within the WLCG collaboration, and has served as a role model for regional collaboration.
Enhance the productivity of researchers in the Nordic region beyond national efforts through new services, pooling competencies and sharing the resources of national e-infrastructure providers.
Strengthen partnerships and prospects for long-term funding through active stakeholder dialogue to promote sustainable services.SEE OUR WIKI PAGE
NeIC is a joint initiative between the Nordic countries, hosted by NordForsk since 1. January 2012. NordForsk appoints the NeIC Board based on nominations by the national e-infrastructure provider organisations. These strategic partner organisation are CSC (Finland), SNIC (Sweden), UNINETT Sigma2 (Norway), DeIC (Denmark) and RH Net (Iceland). The NeIC Board consists of one representative from each of these.
The NordForsk Board has delegated to the NeIC Board the authority to make strategic decisions regarding computing and data-storage infrastructure and react on upcoming opportunities. This includes allocating budget, implementing the organisation structure as well as prioritising and coordinating Nordic collaboration projects. The NeIC Board develops and maintains a strategy for NeIC. The NeIC Board recommends the NeIC Director to be appointed by NordForsk.
NeIC is managed by an Executive Team chaired by the NeIC Director. Most of NeIC’s activities are organized in projects. The Executive Team coordinates the activities and participate in project steering groups as project owners.
In collaboration with national eInfrastructure providers and user-community representatives, NeIC engages IT experts to participate in projects and operational activities. Projects are developed in accordance with the directions set out in the Nordic eScience Action Plan 2.0 (2015).
Open, reliable and continuously striving to
improve in our work, we are motivated by
adding value to research.