Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV), European Coordinator



UPV will coordinate the project, leveraging consolidated experience in coordinating user communities in national and international initiatives. Ignacio Blanquer, EUBrazil Cloud Connect European Coordinator, has served as VENUS-C Community Manager, leading the technical and scientific evaluation of the VENUS-C Open Call and has also coordinated the Spanish Network for e-Science. In the last years, he has concentrated on exploiting HPC and distributed infrastructures in bioinformatics. UPV will also provide resources from the cloud computing infrastructures available in the group and will work on the adaptation of the applications from the epidemiology scenario to the cloud. It will also support the educational and mobility programme through seminars and a master degree in distributed computing (WP2).

Partner overview

The Grid and High Performance Computing Group (GRyCAP) from the UPV, has a very strong background in Distributed, Cloud Computing and Data Management, especially in the area of Biomedicine. GRyCAP has shared and extended its expertise through active participation in over 30 national and European R&D projects on HPC, Grid and Cloud technologies. These projects include HPCN-TTN Network, EUTIST-M and TT@MED – technology dissemination; EGEE-I, II, III, EGIInSPIRE and VENUS-C – e-infrastructures. It is one of the founders of the Institute for Instrumentation for Molecular Imaging (I3M); took part in the International HealthGrid Association; has developed a roadmap on the use of grids in health (SHARE), and boasts a solid research line in the distributed storage of medical imaging data through the TRENCADIS platform (CVIMO9 project).

Relevant GRyCAP expertise includes: the coordination of the cloud end-user community (27 applications, 20 coming from an Open Call) in the VENUS-C project, one of the first cloud projects to feature in the DAEi; the development of distributed and Grid-Computing platforms with Latin American countries: CyTED-GRiD, EELA and EELA-2 and the EU-BrazilOpenBio Project and development of high-level middleware components for cloud infrastructures in the Spanish Codecloud project and coordination of the Spanish Network for e-Science to implement the Spanish National Grid Initiative (NGI). The UPV has a close collaboration with the bioinformatics institute of the Research centre Prince Phillipe (CIPF) and the Center for Public Health Research (CSISP).

Contact Info
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