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May 6, 2015

The European CHAIN-REDS project, which ran for 30 months starting in December 2012, worked to promote and support technological and scientific collaboration across e-infrastructures established and operated in different continents, in order to define a path towards a global e-infrastructure ecosystem. The CHAIN-REDS vision is that this ecosystem will enable virtual research communities, research groups, and even individual researchers to access and efficiently use worldwide distributed resources (e.g., computing, storage, data, services, tools, and applications). A booklet published last month gives an overview of the project’s success in facilitating this ambitious vision and assesses the project’s global impact.

March 11, 2015

The European-Commission-funded SemaGrow project aims to introduce agricultural researchers to technologies around big data. As more and more data is published online, exciting new opportunities are arising to create added value by combining and cross-indexing heterogeneous datasets at a large scale. To make the most out of these opportunities, agricultural researchersneed access toinfrastructure that is not only efficient, responsive, and scalable, but which is also sufficiently flexible and robust to welcome data in a wide variety of forms. 

February 11, 2015

Computer simulation has the power to enable small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to become more innovative and competitive. However, the cost of purchasing both the necessary hardware and software is often a major barrier to uptake.

Help is now at hand in the form of the CloudSME platform, through which simulation software packages and managed IT infrastructure can be rented on demand via a simple pay-per-use model.

January 28, 2015

Video courtesy GLORIA project (CC BY 3.0).

The GLORIA (GLObal Robotic telescope Intelligent Array for e-science) project has created an online portal that enables internet users to operate a network of 13 telescopes around the world and contribute to astronomical research.

September 12, 2012

A new research hub for data from toxico-genomics projects aims to avoid the risk of losing old data and enable new scientific opportunities.

July 4, 2012

Natural disasters claim thousands of lives and cause billions in economic damage each year. We look at five promising research projects that use the latest computational methods to predict or forecast these devastating events and their effects.

June 27, 2012

Last month, we brought you news about the Square Kilometre Array. Now, we have wind of another ambitious telescope. On 1st July, the Royal Society celebrates the discovery of cosmic rays centenary. One project on show will give new glimpses into the highest-energy universe, processing up to 25 petabytes per year; as much data as CERN manages today, which may require a new worldwide computing grid.

May 2, 2012

On the 26th April, the Virtual Science Hub launched a beta-version of its website in five European countries. Its goal is to bring together schools and research institutes to improve current science teaching. Students will experience authentic scientific research as it is done today.

May 2, 2012

A new project connects life science researchers with software developers, enabling faster and more accurate computations to be done.

July 26, 2011

May I please ask you to spread the news about the new call for proposals under the Research Infrastructures part of the FP7 Capacities programme launched by the European Commission on 20th July 2011.