About IGI



IGI is the Italian Grid infrastructure, run for the benefit of the research and education communities in Italy and worldwide.

IGI is part of the European Grid Infrastructure named EGI together with many European National Grid Initiatives (NGIs). NGIs are "legal organizations, supported by governments, and providing a unique representation at the European and international levels for all the communities related to national grid infrastructures: from resources providers to scientific users" [EGI_DS Blueprint].

It offers more than 15000 computing cores and storage resources distributed across more than 50 computing centres all over Italy. 

IGI brings the members of the Italian academic and research communities in contact with the latest developments in scientific computing.

IGI is currently a Joint Research Unit (JRU), based on a Memorandum of Understanding signed between the members in December 2007, and formally supported by the Italian Ministry for University and Research (MIUR) and the European Commission.

Since 2011 the "Progetto Speciale IGI" was started by INFN, to support the transition from the JRU to the permanent Consortium IGI.

Download the IGI Brochure [Nov 2009]

Download the IGI Blueprint v 4.5 [Nov 2011]