Collaboration type: Service Level Agreement

About EGI: EGI.eu (www.egi.eu) is a non-profit organisation based in Amsterdam established to coordinate and manage the infrastructure (EGI) on behalf of its participants: National Grid Initiatives (NGIs) and European Intergovernmental Research Organisations (EIROs).

Short description of the collaboration & main achievements in the period: The collaboration, formalised through an official Service Level Agreement signed between EGI and D4Science in 2016 and updated in May 2017, foresees the enhancement of the D4Science infrastructure with the provision of EGI computational and storage resources. EGI provides D4Science with 210 Virtual CPU cores, 508 GB of memory and 12,6 TB of storage.  These resources have been made available by the following five EGI data centers located in four different European Countries: CESGA (Spain), GeoGrid (Germany), IISAS-FedCloud (Slovakia), RECAS-Bari (Italy) and UPV-GRyCAP (Spain). Those resources provide the community managers operating a BlueBRIDGE Virtual Research Environment with additional computing and storage power, enabling them to offer enhanced services to the over 3000 BlueBRIDGE users.

This agreement is very important for BlueBRIDGE as the resources provided by EGI represent close to 15% of the BlueBRIDGE demand for computational and storage resources. More information on the collaboration between the EGI Foundation and D4Science can be found on the EGI website https://www.egi.eu/federation/committed-resources/.

Plans for the future: The collaboration had an initial duration of 16 months, from September 1st 2016 to December 31st 2017. After this first period, the EGI-D4Science SLA has been renewed with a partially distinct set of the data centres but with a similar amount of resources.