The EPIKH Project

Barbera, R (on behalf of the EPIKH consortium, University of Catania,INFN, and Consorzio COMETA)

01 March 2009

Abstract: Nowadays, e-Science and e-Infrastructures are considered key enablers of the progress and sustainable development of a country and are concrete means to address the problems of the “digital divide” and the “brain drain” which are endemic in large parts of the world. In the context of its 6th and 7th Framework Programmes, the European Commission has already co-funded several projects to stimulate and foster e-Science and Grids well outside its borders and in several parts of the world such as Asia, Latin America and the Mediterranean. However, the adoption of the “Grid paradigm” and the effective usage of e-Infrastructures require a capillary activity of knowledge dissemination and training to help scientists to make use of distributed computing capabilities for/in their scientific applications. This paper presents the EPIKH project that will start on the 1st of January of 2009 and discusses how EPIKH addresses the issues outlined above.

Keyword(s): e-Infrastructure ; Training ; Education ; Grid Computing
Note: IST-Africa 2009 Conference Proceedings Paul Cunningham and Miriam Cunningham (Eds) IIMC International Information Management Corporation, 2009 ISBN: 978-1-905824-11-3 www.IST-Africa.org/Conference2009


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