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Building a cloud for Nordic researchers

2017-06-26

Researchers across the Nordic region are starting to enjoy a new “elastic” cloud computing infrastructure from where they can collaborate and share systems and resources. The Glenna project has already supported the development of both a Norwegian and a Danish national cloud service into true Nordic services, and more services are in the pipeline.

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NeIC 2017: Crossing boundaries - changing the world

2017-06-14

More than 200 technical experts, researchers, and decision-makers in computing and storage joined forces at the NeIC 2017 conference. The event took place in Umeå, Sweden from 29 May – 1 June and included both workshops and conference sessions with high-profile speakers from academia and industry.

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New Project Management positions open within Earth System Modelling and Biodiversity

2017-05-09

NeIC is looking for one or two Project Managers for our Biodiversity Informatics and Earth System Modelling projects that will work to facilitate and intensify collaboration on e-infrastructure in these fields.

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John White new Dellingr Project Manager

2017-05-08

Through Dellingr NeIC will work with the national e-infrastructure providers to define a functional framework for resource sharing that will recognize and build upon the unique strengths of each provider to advance research in each of the respective countries and within the Nordic region overall.

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Tryggve2 increases Nordic efforts within e-Infrastructure for sensitive data

2017-04-26

At its meeting on 16 March, the NeIC Board agreed to extend the Tryggve collaboration into a new three-year project – Tryggve2. The plan is to launch Tryggve2 on 21 October 2017, directly following the current project period.

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The smartest storage for the world’s largest data volumes

2017-04-07

CERN’s Large Hadron Collider is the world’s largest, most complex experimental facility, generating the world’s largest data volumes. This calls for extremely smart data handling and storage solutions, and one of the smartest is distributed between four Nordic countries.

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Studying dark matter

2017-04-07

“The Nordic Data Grid Facility works so well that it has become one of the most efficient of all the Tier 1 facilities,” says Professor Farid Ould-Sadaa at the University of Oslo. He analyses data from CERN and the Large Hadron Collider in a quest to solve one of the largest remaining mysteries in science: the nature of dark matter.

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Better software leads to better science

2017-03-15

Software and computing skills have become essential in most fields of research, but researchers are often struggling with software that is unnecessarily complex and therefore not sustainable. But help is at hand, in the shape of workshops that promote better software development practices in scientific communities across the Nordic countries.

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New report: Ethical review, data protection and biomedical research in the Nordic countries – a legal perspective

2017-03-08

The latest NordForsk Policy Paper gives an overview of the existing legislation in the Nordic countries regarding the collection and re-use of health-related personal data in medical research.

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#NeIC2017 now open for registration

2017-02-07

Building on the enthusiasm from the first two Nordic e-Infrastructure Conferences in 2013 and 2015, we are happy to announce the next NeIC Conference, to be hosted by NeIC and SNIC at the Umeå Folkets Hus.

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Tomasz Malkiewicz new member of the NeIC Executive Management team

2017-01-09

Tomasz will be part of the NeIC Executive Team, where he will help implement strategy, contribute to future strategy development, coordinate NeIC’s activities on resource sharing and sensitive data collaboration, and initiate new technical projects.

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Kine Nordstokkå new NeIC coordinator

2017-01-02

Kine will work at the NeIC secretariat in Oslo to coordinate and support the growing portfolio of projects and NeIC team across the Nordic region.

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Tryggve takes care of sensitive data

2016-12-13

Researchers seeking to share biomedical data between Nordic countries face both technical and legal hurdles. The joint Nordic project Tryggve offers services that address these challenges by allowing researchers to process and share data securely across national borders.

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Genetics and environment across borders

2016-12-13

What are the roles played by environmental and genetic factors in the development of schizophrenia? This question is being examined by an interdisciplinary team of researchers in five different countries. The Tryggve secure IT-based system has been vital in enabling researchers to share data across borders.

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The Nordic e-Infrastructure Collaboration (NeIC) is seeking a Training Programme Manager

2016-11-29

NeIC is looking for a Training Programme Manager to develop and facilitate the implementation of a Nordic training programme for technical staff in the Nordic e-infrastructure community.

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The Nordic e-Infrastructure Collaboration (NeIC) is seeking Resource Sharing Project Manager

2016-11-29

NeIC is looking for a Project Manager to implement a main component of the NeIC strategy. The envisioned outcome of the resource sharing project is a set of e-infrastructure policies, common processes and associated framework that forms a Nordic platform for providing services to share resources in an effective and consistent manner.

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The Nordic e-Infrastructure Collaboration (NeIC) is seeking NeIC Storage Specialist

2016-09-13

NeIC is looking for a Storage Specialist to strengthen the Nordic Tier-1 team. As member of a dynamic virtual team you will have a variety of challenging tasks and involve extensive contact with research groups and specialist communities in the Nordic countries and internationally.

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The Nordic e-Infrastructure Collaboration (NeIC) is seeking NeIC Coordinators and Project Managers

2016-08-24

NeIC is looking for the next generation of entrepreneurs to foster the Nordic e-infrastructure community. We are aiming to reinvigorate and diversify our team and we encourage both current NeIC staff and new candidates to apply.

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Nordic model offers unique set of competencies in large data set analysis

2016-07-05

Although it might be more cost-effective to consolidate six Nordic computing centres into one, the Nordic distributed model also provides a unique set of competencies, new evaluation report concludes

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Joint Nordic training: Improve your e-Skills

2016-05-25

To make the most of our e-infrastructure resources in the Nordic countries, NeIC has launched a coordinated Nordic calendar indicating when and where you can find events to improve your skills. An easy and simple tool to use.

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Glenna F2F meeting held in Kastrup

2016-03-22

During this year's Glenna F2F meeting demonstrations and hands-on tutorials of Cloud services available so far were held.

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Dates announced for the NeIC 2017 Conference

2016-01-27

Save the date: The next NeIC conference will be held in Umeå on 29 May – 1 June 2017.

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A Nordic accounting system for Grid & HPC systems

2016-01-20

The NeIC project SGAS is an accounting system for Grid and HPC systems that began as part of the Swedish Grid project SweGrid. The project was completed 30 September 2015

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Enhancing eInfrastructures for wild animal research

2016-01-03

A Biotelemetry Sensor Data Workshop was held in Uppsala in November 2015 as part of the effort to enhance Nordic collaboration on how to handle data from sensors mounted on wild animals.

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Intensifying collaboration on the EISCAT_3D eInfrastructure

2015-11-23

On 5 November 2015, the NeIC EISCAT_3D Support (E3DS) project hosted a meeting in Stockholm, where stakeholders from the Nordic countries gathered to update one another on the status of EISCAT_3D, the progress of the E3DS project and the eInfrastructure roadmaps of providers of network, storage and computing resources.

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How do Nordic researchers use supercomputing resources?

2015-09-28

In the report “Cognitus, a Science Case for High Performance Computing in the Nordic Region”, Dr Rob Pennington has analyzed the use of high performance computing facilities and resources among Nordic researchers. He found that the research in the Nordic region that depends on computational capabilities is “clearly internationally competitive.”

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New ideas to develop e-infrastructure for Nordic biodiversity

2015-08-31

On 26/27 August 2015, biodiversity researchers and service developers gathered in Oslo to present scientific use cases and to discuss opportunities for Nordic collaboration on advancing e-Infrastructure and its use beyond what is possible at the national level.

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New NeIC board appointed

2015-06-16

1 June 2015 the NordForsk board appointed a new NeIC board.

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Josep Flix engaged as WLCG specialist

2015-05-29

Josep Flix, Port d’Informaciò Cientifica (PIC) is engaged as external consultant/e-infrastructure specialist on WLCG Operations.

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Large turnout for NeIC 2015

2015-05-22

Building on the success of the inaugural conference in 2013, the 2015 version of the Nordic e-Infrastructure Conference attracted more than 180 scientists, experts, and decision makers.

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New report on high performance computing in the Nordics

2015-05-08

Nordic researchers are becoming increasingly dependent on digital research infrastructure.

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Nordic-Baltic e-Infrastructure collaboration on the agenda

2015-04-29

NeIC2015 conference is soon to begin - Frank Hanssen from the Norwegian Institute for Nature Research will talk on collaboration within biodiversity informatics.

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13 days to go – registration open until Sunday 26 April

2015-04-22

NeIC2015 conference – Nordic Collaboration for Global Excellence is coming up soon! Nearly 200 participants have registered, and registration is open until Sunday 26 April.

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NeIC is looking for WLCG specialist

2015-03-31

We have an open position for an external consultant/e-infrastructure specialist on WLCG Operations. Apply before 3 May 2015.

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All Hands Meeting 2015

2015-02-03

The first NeIC All Hands Meeting gathered 47 people at Skeikampen, 27.-30. January.

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John White new NeIC project manager for the Supporting EISCAT_3D-project

2015-01-25

NeIC has hired Geneva-based physicist John White to support EISCAT_3D in meeting its e-Infrastructure and e-Science needs.

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Registration now open: NeIC2015 conference

2015-01-07

NeIC will 5-8 May 2015 host the second conference on e-infrastructure: Nordic Collaboration for Global Excellence.

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Glenna Project has started: Let’s create a Nordic cloud

2014-11-28

The Glenna project was launched 3 November in Arlanda, Stockholm. Project Manager Dan Still invited a total of 13 participants from the five Nordic countries to attend the kick-off meeting.

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Opening in the clouds

2014-11-26

Meet Dan Still. He is the newest member of the NeIC team and is responsible for the Glenna project. Glenna is Icelandic for “opening in the clouds” - a poetic way to designate the coming Nordic Cloud.

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The Tryggve project is underway

2014-11-05

On 21 and 22 October 2014, project leader Antti Pursula hosted the kick-off conference for the Tryggve project at the Technical University of Denmark.

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Thomas Röblitz new Area Coordinator for Environmental Sciences

2014-10-30

Thomas Röblitz is located at the University of Oslo, University Center for Information Technology (USIT), and holds a 80% position at NeIC. He was educated at Humboldt University in Berlin, and holds a PhD in Computer Science focusing on Grid Resource management. Thomas has extensive experience in researching, designing, developing and operating distributed e-Infrastructures for scientists in Norway, the Nordics and Europe. He is currently coordinating USIT's HPC compute area which serves local, national and internation scientists from various desciplines.

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NeIC 2020 co-funding proposal

2014-10-28

In 2013, the research funding agencies and NordForsk signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that provides the framework for 10 more years of e-Infrastructure collaboration under the NeIC umbrella. Furthermore, the funding agencies requested a funding plan for 2016-2020.

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Extended deadline: Project manager/e-infrastructure specialist for EISCAT_3D support

2014-10-20

EISCAT_3D is an environmental research infrastructure on the European ESFRI roadmap, and NeIC is seeking a project manager/e-infrastructure specialist who can support the EISCAT_3D project in dealing with e-infrastructure challenges.

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Engaged discussions at the Nordic accounting workshop 2014 in Uppsala

2014-10-16

Lively discussions on hot topics as energy-, GPU/Accelerator- and Cloud accounting have been held at this year's Nordic accounting workshop.

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Let it grow

2014-09-25

On 23–25 September 2014 NORDUnet hosted its 28th NORDUnet Conference in Uppsala, bringing together networking and cloud computing experts and users. NeIC’s Director Gudmund Høst presented the NeIC business model, focusing on the human factor. And precisely in the spirit of enhancing human relations between their organisations, NeIC and NORDUnet met for a working lunch.

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Small files – Big impact: B2Share Nordic

2014-09-24

The need for storing scientific data grows rapidly along with the technological development. The need to store in the easiest and most accessible way grows too. B2Share is an answer to this need.

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Rob Pennington joins the NeIC team

2014-09-19

NCSA deputy director Rob Pennington has joined the Nordic e-Infrastructure Collaboration team as a special advisor from Sept. 15. While at NeIC, Rob will lead efforts to develop the Nordic scientific case for large-scale high-performance computing.

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NOK 500 000 in NordForsk funding for Nordic software solution

2014-09-10

The Advanced Resource Connector (ARC) is an Open Source software solution that facilitates researcher participation in CERN's Large Hadron Collider experiments, among other applications.

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Dejan Vitlacil joins the NeIC Executive Team

2014-09-10

Dejan Vitlacil is engaged as temporary NeIC Generic Area Coordinator from October 1st.

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NeIC is seeking Nordic WLCG Tier-1 system administrators

2014-08-14

Do you want to be a part of our team? NeIC is seeking two new system administrators to join the virtual NT1 team.

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Letters of interest have now been published

2014-06-18

The letters of Interest received by the deadline on May 15 2014 has now been published. NeIC received a total of 10 Letters of Interest, and these will form valuable input to the development of our new funding plan.

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NeIC is seeking Area Coordinator

2014-06-17

Do you want to be a part of our team? NeIC is seeking a new area coordinator who can further develop the Generic Area as well as coordinate existing projects.

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NeIC seeking input for new funding plan

2014-05-20

The Nordic e-Infrastructure Collaboration (NeIC) is drawing up its new five-year funding plan, to start in 2016, and is seeking input through Letters of Interest from the research community on priority areas on which to focus.

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NeIC 2015 conference

2014-04-30

The NeIC 2015 Conference is scheduled for 5-8. May 2015 in Espoo, Finland.

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A delicate balance between securing and sharing data

2014-04-14

NeIC has recently hired 39-year-old Finn Antti Pursula to coordinate the Tryggve Project – an ambitious project designed to develop simpler, safer, e-infrastructure services for researchers to improve our quality of life. Mr Pursula is employed by CSC in Finland, and will continue to have his office there. In this interview he explains the Tryggve Project.

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Should the Nordic countries continue to use PRACE?

2014-02-26

The Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE) provides Europe’s most extensive high-performance computing systems – 100 000 times more powerful than an ordinary PC. As PRACE is considering changing its payment model, the Nordic e-infrastructure Collaboration (NeIC) decided to evaluate Nordic researchers’ use of the resources.

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New NeIC project leader for sensitive BMS data

2014-01-14

Antti Pursula has accepted the position as NeIC project leader for sensitive BMS data. Antti currently works as Project Director for Research Infrastructures at CSC – IT Center for Science. Antti's tentative starting date is February 1st, 2014. The NeIC project on sensitive data for BMS (Tryggve) is a collaboration between NeIC and the ELIXIR-nodes in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden.

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NeIC at the EGI Community Forum 2014

2014-01-07

NeIC will participate at the EGI Community Forum 19 to 23 May 2014.

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NeIC is seeking a project leader for sensitive BMS data

2013-10-22

Do you want to be a part of our team? NeIC is seeking a project leader to drive the development of a Nordic platform for sensitive data in bio- and medical sciences.

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BMS dugnad

2013-08-23

NeIC is arranging a project proposal workshop (dugnad) within the Bio- and Medical Sciences (BMS) area.

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The NeIC is seeking an SGAS Software Developer

2013-07-11

Do you want to be a part of our team? The NeIC is seeking an expert who can deliver maintenance and development of the SGAS project.

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NeIC BMS meeting the 2 July 2013 for secure storage and computation on sensitive data

2013-06-20

Do you work with sensitive data? Your ideas for developing the area are much welcome!

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Nordic e-Infrastructure Collaboration Conference 13-16 May 2013 in Trondheim

2013-06-10

Nordic e-Infrastructure Collaboration: Lessons, Opportunities and Future Directions

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Do we make the best use of PRACE?

2013-06-10

An evaluation of the Nordic use of PRACE will be proposed this August

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Discussions on e-Infrastructure in Trondheim

2013-06-10

Questions on e-Infrastructure were discussed on the conference “Nordic e-Infrastructure Collaboration: Lessons, Opportunities and Future Directions” 15-16 May 2013 in Trondheim. NeIC held the conference in cooperation with CSC - IT Center for Science, DeIC, NORDUnet, Norwegian University of Science & Technology, RHnet, Swedish National Infrastructure for Computing and UNINETT Sigma. 160 researchers, policy makers and R&D industry representatives participated.

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PDC User’s Pub in Stockholm

2013-05-13

The popular PDC User’s Pub event took place on 17 April 2013 at the PDC Center for High Performance Computing at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm.

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NeIC hires two new coordinators

2013-05-13

The NeIC is pleased to announce that Michaela Barth began in her position as Coordinator for Generic Technologies on 1 March 2013, and Joel Hedlund became Coordinator for Bio- and Medical Sciences Services on 1 April 2013.

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10 years of Nordic collaboration on e-infrastructure ensured

2013-05-13

A historical milestone in long-term Nordic collaboration has been reached with the signing of a 10-year agreement on joint development of advanced IT-services for research. The agreement will be presented Wednesday 15 May 2013 in Trondheim where the Nordic e-Infrastructure Collaboration (NeIC) is holding a conference on e-Infrastructure.

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