Current Collaborations Current Collaborations

Here is a list of EMI's current partners, with specifications of the type of collaboration involved and the eventual link to the EMI partner area.

Partner Type of collaboration Joint Activities Partner area  
Multiple: SLA, MoU ...
  • To provide robust, well-designed, user-centric services to scientific user communities
  • To define and monitor SLA for third-level support on incidents and requests
  • To accelerate the development of standards within production grid infrastructures
  • To disseminate the results of this collaboration within the remit of each project' s
    dissemination and communication activities such as joint events
  • To exchange ideas and collaborate on the definition of sustainability models
  • To collaborate in business relationships development
Distributed Computing Infrastructure  
  • To support the development of  ‘bridge middleware' federating service grids with desktop grids.
  • To facilitate early access to EMI releases.
  • To setup an OLA between EMI and EDGI.
Distributed Computing Infrastructure
  • To provide D4science-II access to the EMI-managed ETICS Production Service
  • To facilitate preview of EMI release
  • To adopt EMI releases
  • To provide EMI with timely feedback on the services and functionality under development
Virtual Research Enviroments  

  • To facilitate preview of EMI release
  • To adopt EMI releases
  • To provide EMI with timely feedback on the services and functionality under development
Virtual Research Enviroments  

MoU
  • Disseminating new applications of relevance through the e-ScienceTalk dissemination channels 
  • Disseminating the outputs of EMI in e-ScienceTalk publications 
  • Raising the awareness of other potential users and decision makers, through the presentation of the
    results of [PROJECT], about the usefulness of e-Infrastructures for e-Science. 
  • EMI will provide content and information about the project and applications of relevance to their community
    to e-ScienceTalk publications such as iSGTW and the policy documents, the GridBriefings 
  • EMI will promote e-ScienceTalk's products to its communities and contacts, for example by offering registrants
    to events the opportunity to subscribe to iSGTW 
  • EMI will offer e-ScienceTalk the opportunity to act as media sponsors for events that it organises,
    including adding the e-ScienceTalk logos and links to e-ScienceTalk products to the event website,
    in return for promotional activities for the event.
Dissemination  
IGE MoU
  • To facilitate the delivery of Globus-related requirements from EMI to IGE, for example in the areas of
    standard installation and deployment procedures
  • To collaborate on standardisation and interoperability in the areas
  • of Compute and Data Management for DCI middleware
  • To exploit the collaboration's successes through the remit of each of the Parties' dissemination and
    communication activities
   
EUIndiaGrid-II MoU
  • Transfer of know-how on best practices in configuration and deployment of production services
    (this may cover release and change management, quality assurance guidelines, operational procedures,
    certification guidelines, etc)
  • Participation of EU-IndiaGrid2 sites in the large scale pre-deployment testing of EMI 1 release candidates
    (if you agree with this, the testing period is Mar-April 2011)
  • Upgrade of EU-IndiaGrid gLite sites to the latest versions included in the EMI 1 release
  • Dissemination of the progress and final results of the collaboration within EU-IndiaGrid2 and EMI communities.
   
ERINA+ MoU
  • ERINA+ main activities depend on the involvement of e-Infrastructure funded projects to evaluate the
    impact of e-Infrastructure investments. Feedback from cooperating projects will also enable the team to develop a sound self assessment methodology by the end of the project lifetime.
  • EMI will benefit from the cooperation with a team of experts in impact assessment both on the social
    and economic point of view. The cooperation gives EMI the opportunity to:
    • Be trained for the collection of sound quantitative and qualitative indicators which can then
      be used by EMI to prepare a sustainability and/or exploitation plan as expected by the EC.
    • Have visibility towards the European Commission as one of the projects which has cooperated
      with ERINA+ in the definition of a common methodology for the evaluation of impact of e-Infrastructures
      investments.
    • Have visibility during dissemination activities performed by the ERINA+ team.
   
DECIDE MoU
  • To facilitate the adoption and exploitation of EMI services by DECIDE infrastructure
  • To increase the usability of EMI services to meet the requirements of DECIDE community
Virtual Research Environments