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The e-FISCAL project calculates the annual cost of the European research computing infrastructures and splits it into different cost categories. It also estimates how these costs would change in different scenarios (growth of the infrastructure, new technologies).
Due to numerous requests, the deadline of the cost assesment survey has been extended by two weeks (to 14th of February 2012). Broader dataset will also give the project a chance to refine its 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). For more information, please see the survey page or contact the project!