Steven Newhouse is the Director of EGI.eu and the Project Director of the EGI-InSPIRE project. Previously, he was the Technical Director of the EGEE-III project and before that he worked as a Program Manager in the High Performance Computing group in the Windows Server division at Microsoft, USA.
At Microsoft he managed access to the Windows Computer Cluster Server product from non-Windows environments; primarily through the Open Grid Forum's (OGF) High Performance Computing Basic Profile (HPCBP) specification where he is currently chair of the OGF Board of Directors.
Before starting at Microsoft in 2007, he was Director of the Open Middleware Infrastructure Institute UK (OMII-UK), and on the management or supervisory boards of several major centres and projects within the UK e-Science programme. Previously, he was the Sun Lecturer in e-Science in the Department of Computing at Imperial College London and Technical Director of the London e-Science Centre (LeSC), also based at Imperial, where he did his early research into the modelling of underwater acoustics using high performance computing resources.
Description of the work
The EGI-InSPIRE project has been running for nearly a year providing support to the EGI community in its migration towards a sustainable European e-Infrastructure. A brief overview of the work during the first year will be provided across the user community, policy, dissemination, operations and software provisioning activities will be given. Followed by an overview of the activities taking place during the EGI User Forum.