Role of the group
The ELC is responsible for developing a strategy to provide a world class e-infrastructure and High Performance Computing (HPC) capability for the UK. It works in partnership with stakeholders across the academic community, industry, government and society.
The council was established in March 2012 following recommendations from the report ‘A strategic vision for UK e-infrastructure’.
The report on E-infrastructure: ecosystem for innovation - one year on was published on 9 October 2013.
Members of the ELC come from the academic community, industry, the research and funding councils, government departments, and the charitable sector. Membership will normally be for 2 years.
- The Rt Hon David Willetts MP - Department for Business Innovation & Skills (BIS) (joint chair)
- Dominic Tildesley - European Centre of Atomic and Molecular Computations (CECAM), École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (joint chair)
- The Rt Hon Ed Vaizey MP - Department for Culture Media & Sport (DCMS)
- Paul Best - Frazer-Nash Consultancy/ CFMS Limited
- Ian Dix - AstraZeneca
- David Docherty - Digital Television Group
- Andy Grant - IBM
- Darren Green - GlaxoSmithKline
- Prof Tony Hey - Microsoft
- Sean McGuire - Xyratex
- Andy Searle - Jaguar Land Rover
- Kaitlin Thaney - Mozilla Science Lab
- Prof Peter Coveney - University College London
- Prof Robert Glen - University of Cambridge
- Prof Richard Kenway - University of Edinburgh
- Dr Oz Parchment - University of Southampton
- Prof Mike Payne - University of Cambridge
- Prof John Bancroft - Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)/ University of Huddersfield, visiting professor
- Dr Stuart Bell - Met Office
- David Bott - Technology Strategy Board
- Dr Bob Day - Janet UK
- Prof Douglas Kell - Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)
- Dr Lesley Thompson - Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
Much of the council’s work is carried out by a number of working groups, which focus on specific issues and sectors.
The ELC normally meets 3 times a year.
- Developing e-infrastructure in the UK’s engineering and manufacturing industries
- E-science and e-infrastructure needs of the UK life sciences industry
- UK participation in high performance computing (HPC) at the European level
- e-Infrastructure resources available to UK industry
Terms of reference
The ELC will:
- make recommendations to government on all aspects of e-infrastructure
- be a forum in which stakeholders can exchange views and discuss all aspects of the development of e-infrastructure
- create an action plan, including costs, setting out the elements of e-infrastructure needed in the UK
- be open and transparent to the communities it serves