On May 20th and 21st, 2019, at the University of Cambridge, the founding member institutions created the European Environment for Scientific Software Installations (EESSI, pronounced as “easy“) Community.
The founding members of the EESSI Community are:
- University of Groningen (RUG),
- Delft University of Technology (TU Delft),
- Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e),
- University of Cambridge,
- Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU),
- Dell Technologies – Netherlands
At the start of 2020 the following organizations decided to participate in this growing community the EESSI team.
- University Ghent
- Jülich Supercomputing Centre
- University of Oslo
And a number of new members coming from academia, industry, Research and government organizations.
EESSI is a Community of organizations that have installations of scientific software on HPC servers, used for small and large-scale research.
The Mission of the EESSI Community is to create and maintain channels of communication between its members for sharing information and experiences with the goal to more effectively develop, operate, support and deploy scientific software on a personal workstation, in the cloud and on local and/or national HPC systems .
The Community provides feedback to the EESSI members for the purpose of making commodity systems easier to operate, support and use. Through the association and the consensus of members, the Community can leverage its collective knowledge of scientific software deployments and influence EESSI in its direction and commitment to provide an European Scientific Software based systems to solve problems and enhance the scientific and technical research capability in academia, industry, Research and government.
The EESSI Community is a self-organized and self-supported group. Member sites and the Dell Technologies team are expected to participate actively in meetings and cover their own costs for participation. Hosting sites will pay for the organization of the meeting. A nominal registration fee may be charged to recover break and lunch costs or it will be arranged by a member.