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  • These are just some recent examples. People should look at the web site given full collection of old events with their presentations programme of future events See also the technical reports on the web site Most workshops produce a report Trying to make that “All workshops produce a report” Encouraging more workshops to be research oriented Looking ahead, trying to suggest good road maps for research – clearly identified issues – a recognised competing strategies – evaluation criteria, what constitutes success – implications for technology developers Participation in workshops is often a good way to make initial contact with NeSC and the UK e-Science programme if you are considering becoming a research visitor or a collaborator
  • Everyone is invited to suggest topics and events that can be taken up through eSI’s mission For research workshops we normally cover the costs of overseas speakers and we strongly encourage a wide international coverage The visitors programme is also open to anyone who will contribute to the eSI mission and gain from the visit themselves More detailed slides follow.
  • The web site is a valuable source of information, especially for the presentations at eSI events.
  • We can draw this better, but we need to (a) talk a bit about the fact we've been going with there support since 2001 & (b) there is a multi-faceted mutually supporting number of strengths in UK & in Scotland - Thanks in no small part to them - University support (founding schools + EPCC), ScotGrid, eDIKT, SBRN, ScotGrid2, eDIKT2, SINAPSE, ... SAY this early!
  • Shows the National (computing) Grid Service - free at point of use - backbone connecting UK facilities and gateway to international facilities - standards driven - Scotland has 2 partners - Glasgow & Edinburgh Universities
  • Illustrating the way the NGS links the facilities to make them all reachable from any researcher’s desk. Data services such as EDINA are just being added.
  • I have a feeling this may not be quite the latest picture? e-Science Centres - led by NeSC - e-Science Directors' Forum chaired by Malcolm Atkinson as UK e-Science Envoy
  • OMII-UK is funded by EPSRC through the UK e-Science Core programme. It is a collaboration between the School of Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton, the OGSA-DAI project at the National e-Science Centre and EPCC, and the myGrid project at the School of Computer Science at the University of Manchester.
  • The following partners contribute to the core activities of the Centre and make up the DCC Consortium: The University of Edinburgh, including: Database Research Group within the School of Informatics AHRC Research Centre for Studies in Intellectual Property and Technology Law EDINA (a JISC-funded national data centre) National e-Science Centre (at the Universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow) Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute (HATII) at the University of Glasgow UKOLN, a centre of expertise in digital information management, based at the University of Bath Council for the Central Laboratory of the Research Councils (CCLRC), which operate the Rutherford and Daresbury Laboratories

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  • Training, Outreach & Education Author/Presenter : David Fergusson eScience in the UK
  • Outline
    • Key concepts
    • The UK e-Science Programme
    • UK Resources
      • National Grid Service
      • EGEE (Enabling Grids for E-SciencE)
      • e-Science Institute
      • Training / Staff Development
      • Open Middleware Infrastructure Institute
      • Digital Curation Centre
  • Terminology
    • e-Infrastructure = Grid = CyberInfrastructure
      • Includes cluster computing, distributed databases, utility computing, computing on demand, …
    • e-Research (inc. e-Science)
      • What you can do with the Grid
      • New collaborations, insights and results
  • The Primary Requirement … Enabling People to Work Together on Challenging Projects: Science, Engineering & Medicine Building people grids
  • Grid computing concepts
    • Flexible collaboration across administrative domains
      • sharing data, computers, instruments, application software,…
    • Single sign-on to resources in multiple organisations
    • People services
      • Credential authorities, VO managers, SLAs
    • Middleware services
      • Virtualisation of resources, common protocols
    • Standards
      • GGF, OASIS, DMTF, W3C
    • Moving towards production services
      • Reliable, sustainable, …
      • Against which research projects can plan with confidence
      • In Europe, EGEE
      • In UK, National Grid Service
  • The View from Whitehall
    • A shared resource
      • To enable science, research, engineering, medicine, industry, …
      • To improve UK / European / … productivity
        • Lisbon Accord 2000
        • E-Science Vision SR2000 – John Taylor
      • Commitment by UK government
        • Sections 2.23-2.25
      • Always there
        • c.f. telephones, transport, power, internet
  • e-Science Institute
    • Space for real work
      • Crossing communities
      • Creativity: new strategies and solutions
      • Written reports
    • Ubiquitous Computing and e-Research
    • PRISM Forum (Pharmaceutical industry)
    • UK Globus Week
    • QCD Lattice codes
    • Gridsphere and Portlets
    • Database issues in Biological Databases
    • BioInformatics and e-Science Projects
    • SRM developers’ workshop
    • UK Condor Week
  • eSI Research Visitors
    • Collaborate with UK R&D
      • Pre-established mutual interests
      • Build bridges with visitor’s community
    • Engage in and develop eSI event programme
    • We encourage diversity of disciplines
      • Complementary experience, knowledge and skills
      • We can help match interests and develop a plan
    • Visitors must already be engaged in relevant R&D
      • This is not a training opportunity
    • Our support depends on the length and value of visit
      • Typically covers travel and/or local living costs
      • Visits last from one week to a year
    • Application via our web site
  • NeSC Website
    • National e-Science Centre http://www.nesc.ac.uk/
      • Mission, Background, Foundation
      • Locations, Staff, Resources, Projects
      • Register interest, Mailing lists, NeSCForge
      • Regional associations and Collaborations
      • News, Notices
      • Presentations and Lectures http://www.nesc.ac.uk/presentations/
    • e-Science Institute http://www.nesc.ac.uk/esi/
      • Mission, Events (Future and Past)
      • Register for Events, Visitor Programme
    • UK e-Science
      • Map and Index of Centres http://www.nesc.ac.uk/centres/
      • Technical Papers http://www.nesc.ac.uk/technical_papers/
      • Index of >100 Projects http://www.nesc.ac.uk/projects/
      • Task Forces http://www.nesc.ac.uk/teams/
    • General Information
      • Glossary, Bibliography,
      • Who’s who
      • E-Science job vacancies
    • History of e-Science in UK > 6 years
      • Three Significant Strengths Established
    12/3/06 Communities & Breadth Science projects (70% of funding, Demanding drivers) e-Infrastructure (hardware, software & training)
  • National Grid Service and partners STFC Harwell Edinburgh STFC Daresbury Manchester Lancaster London Cardiff Bristol Leeds York Sheffield Oxford Glasgow
  • Slide: Neil Geddes
  • e-Science Centres in the UK Oxford Edinburgh Belfast Cambridge STFC Daresbury Manchester LeSC Newcastle Southampton Cardiff STFC Harwell Glasgow Leicester UCL Birmingham White Rose Grid Bristol Lancaster Reading Access Grid Support Centre Digital Curation Centre National Grid Service National Centre for e-Social Science National Centre for Text Mining National Institute for Environmental e-Science Open Middleware Infrastructure Institute Sheffield York Leeds Coordinated by: Directors’ Forum & NeSC
  • OMII-UK nodes Southampton Manchester University of Manchester School of Electronics and Computer Science University of Southampton Edinburgh Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre/National e-Science Centre
  • e-Science Institute Edinburgh Themes Information Services for Smart Decision making; Exploiting Diverse Data Sources; Usability - Barriers to Uptake; Geospatial semantics; Distributed programming abstractions; Arts & Humanities e-Research; Virtual Fly brain; Grid Security Workshops Summer Schools
  • EBI - genomics 12/3/06 Comparagrid - Roslin Biomed Grid Summer School
  • EGEE Expertise & Resources
    • More than 90 partners
    • 32 countries
    • 12 federations
    •  Major and national Grid projects in Europe, USA, Asia
    • + 27 countries through related projects:
      • BalticGrid
      • SEE-GRID
      • EUMedGrid
      • EUChinaGrid
      • EELA
    12/3/06
  • Summary
    • Computational thinking informs research, design & diagnosis
    • Computation tests understanding, analyses results and delivers visualisation
    • Innovative leaders drive this
    • E-Infrastructure facilitates innovation
    12/3/06