The EGI Technical Forum took place in Madrid, Spain from 16 to 20 September 2013.
The event was hosted by EGI.eu and IBERGRID, a partnership between the Spanish and Portuguese National Grid Initiatives that represents the Iberian Peninsula in EGI.
EGI has established an open compute and data infrastructure built by federating national computing and storage resources across Europe and around the world. The EGI Technical Forum reflected on the current achievements and set the course in motion for future developments. The forum focussed on EGI's strategic aims for 2020:
- Support research communities and researchers to tackle societal challenges through the use of innovative technology
- Bring a federated cloud infrastructure into production to enable the work of a diverse new generation of users, while sustaining and improving the existing grid infrastructure
- Create a community of experts that use, operate, manage, develop, support and provide outreach
- Steer the financial, technical and political governance of the EGI ecosystem so that it continues to thrive for the decades to come