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25 January 2010
Contribute to the future direction of TF-Storage at next meeting
Example of a data centre at KISTI (Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information) Supercomputing Center, which includes 130.2TB data storage.

The next meeting of TF-Storage marks the conclusion of the task force's first two year mandate. TF-Storage will review and re-draft the terms of reference during the meeting on 4-5 March 2010, which will be held in Utrecht, the Netherlands, and will be hosted by the Dutch national research and education network, SURFnet.

The first day of the meeting will begin at 13:00 with updates on SURFnet's pilot storage project and on the Czech Republic's national e-infrastructure. The task force's achievements will also be reviewed, including the FileSender project.

Task force participants intend to continue activities for another two year term. Plans for the new terms of reference will be introduced and discussed with meeting participants, facilitated by Jan Meijer (UNINETT), the current TF-Storage chair.

The second day will focus on particular technical issues and interesting use cases. Participants will learn more about cloud-related initiatives such as the Northern European Cloud project and will be able to participate in talks about future concepts for data centres, trends and technologies.

Registration is open

To attend the TF-Storage meeting, please register in advance.

A draft agenda for the meeting can be found here.

Further information

TF-Storage coordinates the development of open and inter-operable data storage and management infrastructures and services among national research and education networks and academic and research institutions.

The TF-Storage webpages can be found here.