Financial Study for Sustainable Computing e-Infrastructures

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Survey first phase

N.B. This phase of the survey has been concluded, the page is maintained as part of the background documentation. Please see the main survey page for information about the ongoing second phase of the survey.

For any questions related to the questionnaire please contact or send a message using the contact page. Participate and get invited in the e-FISCAL financial experts' workshop in June 2012! N.B. the survey deadline has been extended to 29th of February 2012.

The questionnaire is targeted to NGIs, national HPC coordinators, but also to individual HTC/HPC centres. It has two main sections. The first covers the necessary input data for the calculation of the total yearly cost of ownership (amortized investment costs and operating expenses and the second is related to the sustainability outlook and Green IT aspects).

The survey is available in two formats

The answers given will be considered as strictly confidential and the project will only publish  statistically processed results that guarantee anonymity of participants. For this reason even partially completed questionnaires are valuable for the project. The survey methodology page provides more detailed information on the design of the survey.

We would very much appreciate if we could have your answers on the survey by Tuesday, 14th of February 2012Getting data on time will make it possible to present the preliminary findings and make follow-up in key EGI and PRACE events, such as the EGI Community Forum and the 4th PRACE Industrial Seminar. For those interested in having a more active participation in the project interviews could be scheduled to be conducted during these events.

Moreover, the results of e-FISCAL will be presented in a one-day workshop organized at the end of May or beginning of June, 2012 in an attractive location. All respondents of the questionnaire are invited to attend this workshop. Moreover, the ones first to respond fully will be entitled to have their traveling expenses to attend the event covered.

Your participation is highly appreciated!