Due to numerous requests, the deadline of the e-FISCAL survey has been extended to 29th of February 2012. Broader dataset will also give the project a chance to use more fine-grained categorisation of cost models and thus provide more detailed view of the overall ecosystem of ICT-enabled research in Europe in its reporting.
While the focus of the project is on HTC and HPC services for research, the project is also very interested in contributions from IT service providers and users outside this scope (e.g. public sector, commercial and outsourced services).
Today the e-FISCAL project launched a major survey to understand the cost of High Throughtput or Grid computing (HTC) and High Performance Computing (HPC) services in Europe. A news release on the survey is available online here while more information on the study can be found on our survey page.