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Computational Structural Biology group focusing on dissecting, understanding and predicting biomolecular interactions at the molecular level.

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The service level agreement between the group of EGI resource centres and the MoBrain research collaboration has been extended by one year. The main objective of the MoBrain competence centre is to lower barriers for scientists to access modern e-Science solutions from micro to macro scales. MoBrain is represented by Prof. Alexandre Bonvin from the Faculty of Science, Utrecht University. The MoBrain collaboration relies on the existing expertise available within the WeNMR/West-Life and N4U projects and technology providers (NGIs and other institutions). It is also linked to the INDIGO-Datacloud and BioExcel Center of Excellence projects.

In this 2018 SLA, eight resource centres have pledged 60 million hours of opportunistic grid computing time, 60 dedicated core on the EGI Federated Cloud and more than 250 TB storage capacity to support the VO. This year a new resource center from Spain, IFCA-LCG2, has joined the team of resource providers supporting the VO.

Thanks to this agreement, we will be able to keep accessing the High-Throughput Computing and File Storage services we need to support our worldwide research community. This is particularly important for our HADDOCK web portal which is sending about 8 millions HTC jobs to EGI resources per year.

The resource centres involved in this agreement that has been renewed for another year are:

  • CESNET-MetaCloud (Czech Republic)
  • IFCA-LCG2 (Spain)
  • INFN-PADOVA (Italy)
  • NCG-INGRID-PT (Portugal)
  • NIKHEF (The Netherlands)
  • RAL-LCG2 (UK)
  • SURFsara (The Netherlands)
  • TW-NCHC (Taiwan)

See the SLA directly from the EGI website.