In October 2009 ESFRI invited the e-IRG to produce a report, or “Blue Paper”, on e-Infrastructure services, to be used as input for the 2010 update of the ESFRI roadmap. This Blue Paper was delivered to ESFRI at the end of June 2010, and endorsed by the ESFRI plenum at the ESFRI delegates meeting, on Friday 24 October 2010.
The e-IRG Blue Paper provides an assessment of Europe’s e-Infrastructure service portfolio and trends, identifies the opportunities and challenges involved, and sets out policy recommendations for several key areas (networks, high performance computing, data management, virtualization, authentication and authorization, etc.). It focuses particularly upon common and shared infrastructure and services, and examines the ways in which ESFRI Research Infrastructures (RI) and their users can best exploit existing e-Infrastructure services to satisfy their needs.
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