Friday, April 9, 2010

Data GridBriefing and e-IRG Roadmap out now!

Over here at GridTalk we're doing last minute bits and bobs before we head out to the last ever (gulp!) EGEE User Forum in Uppsala.

As you will have hopefully seen we've put together what looks like a fab team of bloggers to cover the event. We've also just taken delivery of our brand new GridBriefing which you'll be able to pick up at the event or, if you can't wait, download from the GridTalk website.

It is estimated that more scientific data will be generated in the next five years than in the history of mankind. So this month we've taken a look at the so-called 'data deluge' and the issues that are arising as a result of this. The GridBriefing has picked up issues raised in the e-IRG DMTF (data management task force) report which was released back in December.

While we're speaking of e-IRG, they've also just released a new Roadmap on e-Infrastructure today. The Roadmap provides policy makers, as well as e-Infrastructure users and providers, with valuable insights on the new European e-Infrastructure landscape. In particular, the document looks at the current move – visible in all the e-Infrastructure components domains – towards a service-oriented e‑Infrastructure, and at the issue of the commoditisation of some of the e-Infrastructure services, pointing out the benefits, but also the challenges related to these trends.

You can find out more and download the Roadmap at the e-IRG website.

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