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NGI News
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Calls for papers
Fri May 30 10:33:00 CEST 2014: 5th International Workshop on High Performance Bioinformatics and Biomedicine (HiBB), Porto, Portugal
High-throughput technologies (e.g. microarray...
Tue Jun 10 09:45:00 CEST 2014: International Symposium on Cloud Computing: Architecture, Applications, and Approaches (CCA-2014), Delhi, India
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Fri Jun 20 10:00:00 CEST 2014: 4th International Workshop on Grid, Parallel and Distributed Computing (GPDC 2014), Jeju Island, Korea
The 4th Grid, Parallel and Distributed Comput...
Tue Jul 15 10:33:00 CEST 2014: 4TH ICITCS & ICMWT, Beijing, China
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Welcome to MetaCentrum NGI web pages!

The National Grid Infrastructure is operated by MetaCentrum, CESNET department responsible for coordinationg and managing grid activities in the Czech Republic on behalf of the Czech NGI. NGIs are "legal organizations, supported by governments, and providing a unique representation at the European and international levels for all the communities related to national grid infrastructures: from resources providers to scientific users" [EGI_DS Blueprint].


NGI users are managed in virtual organizations. Users are invited to join existing VOs, or establish new ones for their own communities.

Long-term goal of the MetaCentrum project is operation and coordination of distributed computing and data storage infrastructure in the Czech Republic as a dynamic network of resources across different locations and administrative domains, as a part of the pan-European infrastructure built in the framework of the EGI project, accompanied by an appropriate support environment and continual expansion of available computational capacities.

The main aim of the project is constitution of a virtual computer that allows effective utilization of installed facilities and solving tasks whose memory and/or CPU requirements exceeds possibility of individual single computing centers.

MetaCentrum structure is flexible enough, any academic subject within the Czech Republic is able to fully integrate any computing capacities in current MetaCentrum infrastructure getting significant higher computing power for research.

MetaCentrum support the research projects in many research disciplines, to enable researchers  easily share a range of national resources: compute, storage, data, instruments, and ease their efforts to attain a global dimension.

MetaCentrum's users have, despite differences in the producers of hardware, operating systems and the physical location of computers, common authentication trust domain, this means one login and one password access to all machines involved in MetaCentrum.

Simultaneously MetaCentrum activity deals with necessary research and development to ensure optimal functionality, security and performance of the infrastructure through participation in corresponding international projects.

MetaCentrum participates in the European Grid Initiative (  and the major InSPIRE project. The aim of this participation is to enable coherent electronic access for researchers to all computational and data based resources and facilities in the Czech Republic, Europe and eventually also globally.  MetaCentrum is actively involved in many other international Grid projects, such as EMI, CHAIN, and EPIKH. 

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