As any other scientific discipline now in EGEE-III, also Astronomy and Astrophysics must become a robust, independent, self-supporting entity capable of coordinating the use of EGI and of safeguarding grid-related knowledge; for this main reason astronomers are therefore strongly motivated to set up a SSC in EGI that must comply with what established for SSCs in the EGI Design Study project.
Because past experiences say that many astronomers preferably attend events organized by EGEE (both User Forums and Conferences), a session dedicated to the transition of the community to EGI while this transition is in its crucial phase appears to be of paramount importance. This session is an excellent opportunity to have a face-to-face meeting with all those actively involved in the setup of the A&A SSC to make a checkpoint on these topics: a) work already done; b) possible weakness points; c) open issues to discuss with all colleagues of EGEE-III NA4; d) planning for the remaining work to do.
EGEE NA4 as a whole
Special requirements other than the set up mentioned in the CfA text.
Project(s) or EGEE activity presenting the demo or poster (project or activity names only)
EGEE NA4 Astronomy and Astrophysics (A&A) cluster
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Session Description (include details of proposed agenda, potential speakers and expected outcomes)
An introduction will open the session to illustrate the status of the transition from EGEE-III to EGI as a whole and in particular the status of the A&A SSC preparation. Special emphasis will also be put on some relevant aspects concerning the cluster, especially those concerning the status of related VOs (subscribed users, shared resources and their usage, etc.). An open discussion then will follow. The outcome of the discussion will be reported to the NA4 Steering Committee.