Neic

The Nordic e-Infrastructure Collaboration (NeIC)

Objectives
NeIC works to accelerate the development and provisioning of cost-effective, best-in-class e-Infrastructure services beyond national capabilities.

The mission of NeIC is to enhance the productivity of researchers in the Nordic region beyond national efforts through new services, pooling competencies and sharing the resources of national e-Infrastructure providers. NeIC wishes to strengthen partnerships and prospects for long-term funding through active stakeholder dialogue to promote sustainable services.

Background
The collaboration was launched in 2003 (Nordic data grid test facility (NDGF) in response to a decision by the research funding agencies in the Nordic countries to contribute to a distributed computing infrastructure for analysing and storing the data generated by experiments at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN (the European Organization for Nuclear Research).

NordForsk has been the host organisation for NeIC since 2012. The NordForsk Board has delegated the responsibility for strategic decisions regarding computing and data-storage infrastructure and reaction to upcoming opportunities to the NeIC Board.

NeIC has its own website and here you will also find the NeIC activities

Board
The NeIC Board is responsible for setting NeIC’s strategic priorities, and reports to the NordForsk Board annually and otherwise on request:

  • Hans Karlsson, Director, Swedish National Infrastructure for Computing (SNIC), Sweden (Chair)
  • Steen Pedersen, CEO, Danish e-Infrastructure Cooporation (DeIC).
  • Pekka Lehtovuori, Director, Services for Research, CSC – IT Center for Science Ltd.
  • Jón Ingi Einarsson, Director, RHnet
  • Hans A. Eide, special advisor, UNINETT Sigma2 AS
  • Ivar Koppel, Head of Centre, Estonian Scientific Computing Infrastructure (ETAIS), Estonia.


Organisation and Management
NeIC is managed by an Executive Team chaired by the NeIC Director. In collaboration with national e-Infrastructure providers and user-community representatives, NeIC engages IT experts to participate in projects and operational activities. Projects are selected by the NeIC board in accordance with the present strategy.

Activities
A list of current, potential and completed projects is found here.

Funding
NeIC budget 2020, approx. NOK 88,6 million

Denmark NOK 3,6 million
Iceland NOK 0,2 million
Finland NOK 3,6 million
NordForsk NOK 20 millioner
Norway approx. 3,6 million
Sweden approx. NOK 3,6 million
Estonia 0,88 million

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