The e-Infrastructure Reflection Group is pleased to present the 7th e-IRG White Paper! It addresses some of the most interesting questions related to new and on-going e-Infrastructure challenges, such as:
-How do we deal with the increasing energy demands of computing?
-What software is needed to fully harness the power of future HPC systems?
-What are the appropriate governance models for e-Infrastructures?
-How can we facilitate access, discovery and sharing of large and diverse sources of scientific data?
-How can we further advance research networks, and adopt and implement new e-Infrastructure services?
Seven topics have been carefully chosen by the e-IRG delegates. Innovation is the common thread throughout the document and special emphasis has been put on Governance of e-Infrastructures.
“Existing e-Infrastructures need to look with a critical eye at their current governance model when preparing for innovation” says Rosette Vandenbroucke, White Paper editor and e-IRG delegate.
The White Paper 2011 also deals with Research networking, Authentication, Authorisation and Accounting, Energy and Green IT, Exascale computing and related software, e-Infrastructure Services and Data infrastructures.