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European leadership in e-science and grids
The organisations that are responsible for "European Leadership in Grids and e-Science" are:
National Institute for Nuclear Physics and High Energy Physics
NIKHEF is the National Institute for Nuclear and High Energy Physics, in which the physics funding agency FOM and four universities (two in Amsterdam, one in Utrecht and one in Nijmegen) collaborate. In The Netherlands NIKHEF plays a leading role in the development of grid technology. NIKHEF was one of the principal contractors of the European DataGrid project and is now one of the contractors of the follow up EU-project EGEE (Enabling Grids for E-Science in Europe). NIKHEF houses a large grid infrastructure. It hosts the Dutch Certificate Authority service and other essential services for the grid test beds.
Netherlands National Computing Facilities foundation (NCF)
Supercomputers and grids emerge everywhere in modern scientific life. In
the interest of the quality and competitiveness of their research, Dutch
scientists should have access to the most advanced computing and
networking facilities available. NCF is responsible for the nationale high-end computing infrastructure for the Dutch scientific community.
NCF (in Dutch: Stichting Nationale Computerfaciliteiten) is an independent foundation under the umbrella of the Netherlands Science Foundation (NWO) and was founded in 1990.
Stichting Academisch Rekencentrum Amsterdam
SARA Computing and Networking Services is an advanced center of expertise that supplies – since more than 30 years – a complete package of high-performance computing, high-performance networking and infrastructure services. Among SARA’s customers are the business community and scientific, educational, and government institutions. SARA is an independent organization with offices in Amsterdam and Almere, and collaborations with many partners.
Trans-European Research and Education Networking Association
TERENA was formed in October 1994 by the merger of RARE (Réseaux Associés pour la Recherche Européenne) and EARN (European Academic and Research Network). Its mission is "...to promote and participate in the development of a high quality international information and telecommunications infrastructure for the benefit of research and education." TERENA carries out technical activities and provides a platform for discussion to encourage the development of a high-quality computer networking infrastructure for the European research community.