NeGI: call for Nordic Centres of Excellence in eScience in Health and Social Preconditions for Health

The Nordic eScience Globalisation Initiative (NeGI) has allocated approximately NOK 40 million to the establishment of 1-2 Nordic Centres of Excellence (NCoEs) for eScience research on the use of genetic/molecular data and clinical/population registries for research in health and social preconditions for health. This involves development of methods and tools for advanced data integration, data analysis, modelling and simulation for research related to health and social preconditions for health, with a special focus on exploiting national registry, biobank and genetic data in the Nordic countries.

Deadline for application: 17 April 2013.

The URL for the call: http://www.nordforsk.org/en/funding/the-nordic-escience-globalisation-initiative-negi-escience-in-health-and-social-preconditions-for-health

The URL for NeGI: http://www.nordforsk.org/en/programs/programmer/escience?set_language=en

20 million to Cloud Computing

Erik Elmroth at umeå University

Energy-efficient computer resources which adapt its capacity to the needs of the application. This is the objective of the project “Cloud Control” which was recently awarded 20 million SEK from the Swedish Research Council. A group of researchers from Umeå and Lund under the leadership of professor Erik Elmroth from the Department of Computer Science at Umeå University, will develop methods and tools to handle resources and services in future computer centers with distributed systems of virtual machines.
The main goals of the project are:

  • to optimize the usage of servers
  • to predict the usage peaks for specific applications so that the number of virtual machines that are needed can adapt in time
  • to optimize the physical placement of the servers in order to reduce cooling requirements

The project will receive funding during five years.