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Title Workshop on sustainability and future business models for the UK National Grid Service
Abstract This workshop brought together key representatives from a range of UK (e-infrastructure) service providers and funding organisations to investigate some of the key requirements that must be met to enable the UK’s National Grid Service, or its successor, to evolve into a sustainable persistent infrastructure for the UK. Input was provided by a number participants representing; the National Grid Service, University computing services, National HPC services, National data centres, and International grid infrastructures. The workshop emphasized the importance of users and being user led, including: •The need for well defined, robust services. •The role of “brokering” between the different service providers and between service providers and user communities. •Providing help and recommendations on standardisation and running production (grid) services •Evangelism and outreach •Engagement with Institutions, both for service provision and to support effective user authentication. Specific opportunities identified included •The drive towards shared services across the public sector, including Universities. •Ensuring effective exploitation of the large SRIF3 investments in computing. •Support tools for distributed collaborations. Ultimately users and user need ensure sustainability. A response to this report from the NGS is attached as Appendix A.
Organisation CCLRC , ESC
Keywords computing , grid , engineering , National Grid Service
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Language English (EN)
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Report UKeS-2007-05. University of Edinburgh, 2007. Is proceedings of: Workshop on sustainability and future business models for the UK National Grid Service, National e-Science Centre, Edinburgh, Scotland, 22-23 Feb 2007. 2007