The Sci-GaIA project has launched a survey on current or planned e-Infrastructure Applications (HPC, Grid, Cloud Computing, Data Repositories, web portals, etc) in Africa. The objective is to monitor and assess the implementation and uptake of e-Infrastructures services and Science Gateways in Africa. The survey instruments used in eI4Africa will be adapted and reused in this task to continue the assessment of the success of Science Gateways and e-Infrastructures, as well as identifying and assessing the potential needs of new communities.
A potential user of an e-Infrastructure might therefore need:
a more powerful computer to run an application
a great number of these computers to deliver results faster
access to specialised High Performance Computing facilities
access to large data sources
access to software not available locally (see examples at the Africa Grid Science Gateway http://sgw.africa-grid.org/applications)
to collaborate with other scientists across the world
access to scientific literature resources
to connect to specialised instrumentation for analysis
to connect to sensors for data collection
access to these facilities via a web-based portal or mobile device (e.g. the Africa Grid Science Gateway http://sgw.africa-grid.org)
This is based on understanding the current and potential future use of e-Infrastructure by African researchers and scientists. As a current or potential user of e-Infrastructures Sci-GaIA would like to capture your details and your current or planned application by filling in this questionnaire. If you would like assistance in filling in this questionnaire, then please get in touch with [email protected]. You may take the survey in English or in French.
To take the online survey follow the link.