From EGI Knowledge Base
|NGI Full Name:|| Norwegian Grid Initiative |
The Norwegian NGI is NorGrid. The NorGrid initiative aims to establish and maintain a national grid infrastructure in Norway.
The NorGrid project was initially established as a subactivity of the Norwegian infrastructure project Notur for high-performance computing. In March 2007, NorGrid was recognized by the Research Council of Norway as a separate initiative with its own funding.
A detailed description of the mission, organization and status of NorGrid can be found on the URL for NorGrid.
The coordinating legal entity of the NorGrid initiative is UNINETT Sigma. NorGrid includes the national Norwegian NREN (UNINETT), the University of Bergen (UiB) and its affiliated research organization Unifob, the University of Oslo (UiO) and the University of Tromsø (UiT).
NorGrid collaborates with the Nordic Data Grid Facility (NDGF), a collaboration between the Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden), on the operations and support for the Nordic Tier-1 center that is part of the WLCG collaboration. NDGF is hosted by NORDUnet.
|Number of users with valid Grid Certificate:||ca 15|
|Number of sites (Resource Centres):||4|
|Number of CPUs:||ca 10000 (Notur)|
|Total storage (in TB):||100 TB disk|
 EGI Functions: Current Rating
 Functions proposed in survey of late 2006
|Coordination of infrastructure operations||Very Important|
|Testing, certification and validation service including middleware||Very Important|
|Managed resource centers to provide initial resources for new user communities||No Opinion|
|Coordination of user and application support||Very Important|
|Coordination of dissemination and training efforts||Quite Important|
|Representation of European Grid efforts on standards bodies||Very Important|
|Representation of European Grid efforts with similar bodies from other continents||Quite Important|
 Other EGI Functions
Promote mechanisms for resource allocation across country borders.