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1st IBERGRID Conference

 - 13/05/2007

Logotype of the 1st IBERGRID – Iberian Computation Grid Network Conference The 1st IBERGRID – Iberian Computation Grid Network Conference is being held on 14th to 16th May 2007 in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. IBERGRID was set up by a joint decision of the Spanish and Portuguese governments at the November 2006 Portugal-Spain summit. The objective was to integrate the two countries’ Computation Grid infrastructures in a coherent network, thus increasing their computational capacity and stepping up cooperation between their institutions and researchers and reinforcing scientific cooperation between the two countries’ institutions and researchers working in this field. As one of the instruments for intensifying collaboration between Spanish and Portuguese institutions and researchers, the decision was taken to hold a series of annual conferences, alternating from one country to the other, starting with this conference.

The official opening of the conference will be attended by the Spanish Minister for Education and Science and the Portuguese Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education.

The National GRID Initiative was launched on 29th April 2006 and was prepared by UMIC. A call for tender for funding for R&D and demonstration projects in GRID computation was launched by the Science and Technology Foundation (FCT) in November 2006 in the scope of this initiative and took place at INGRID’06 Day in Braga.

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