Wednesday, June 8, 2011

VENUS-C Open Call - And the Winners are ......

In the 5 years that I have been working in distributed computing never have I been so excited as the Launch of the new VENUS-C Pilots tomorrow 9 June. The pilots have received seed funds to run their apps on the Cloud following an overwhelming response to the Open Call launched last February. Amidst such high competition, the final 15 were selected as the most compelling in the context of VENUS-C goals. And what a selection it is with apps spanning architecture, biology, bioinformatics, chemistry, earth sciences, maritime surveillance, mathematics, medicine and healthcare, physics and social media.
It’s good to see some old friends from EGEE and EDGI also on board.
Open Call Winners
Aristotle University - Department of Computer Science, Greece
Aristotle University - Geophysics Lab, Greece
Athena Research, Greece
CESGA, Spain
DFRC, Switzerland
Heriot-Watt University, Scotland, UK
Molplex, UK
Royal Danish Academy, Denmark
Royal Holloway, UK with the University of Essex
Stockholm Brain Institute, Sweden
University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland with the University of Geneva
University of Cyprus, Cyprus
University of Malaga, Spain with Risc Software, Austria
University of Westminster, UK

Over the next few days, we’ll be meeting the new pilots, hearing from some of the pioneers behind VENUS-C from both Europe and the U.S. with hands-on training taking centre stage on Friday morning. And of course, we’ll be having lots of fun!!!!!!!

Special thanks to our hosts at the Microsoft Executive Briefing Center in Brussels.

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