This year, the EuroHPC Summit Week was different as no physical event took place due to the current Covid-19 situation. However, some sessions went online turning into digital meetings. Fenix took the opportunity to organise an online session on Wednesday 25 March under the title “Fenix: A novel approach to federated supercomputing e-infrastructures". Having had a good experience from our webinar series, we were confident that this online session would also offer a useful platform for interested people and potential users to learn and ask questions about the Fenix infrastructure.
The session proved quite successful with 30 participants from different backgrounds eager to learn about what the Fenix infrastructure has to offer to researchers in need of computing and data services in order to scale up their research. Dirk Pleiter, Fenix Technical Coordinator, mentions that “despite not being able to meet in person this year, this digital meeting proved an equivalent to the physical event. Supported by the speakers and the various attendees, it was a useful forum of knowledge transfer and discussion on the innovative approach of the Fenix project”, he adds.
The meeting was structured around three presentations and a Q&A section at the end, when participants joined an interactive discussion. During the presentation time, attendees heard about the Fenix infrastructure and services from Dirk Pleiter (Juelich) and the Fenix Authentication and Authorization Infrastructure (AAI) from Michele Carpene (CINECA).
Information on the different ways to access the available resources and the newly established Fenix User Forum were also presented by Nikoleta Kiapidou (BSC). Full information about the session along with the presentation slides can be found on the Fenix events page.