The European SGI User Group is a collective of expertise from all around Europe on SGI compute clusters. It is co-founded by ICHEC and CINES (Centre Informatique National de l'Enseignement Supérieur), a national HPC centre located in Montpellier, France. We are currently inviting all other European centres with an SGI installed base to join this User Group, and many have already responded with expressions of interest.
The main objective of the European SGI User Group is to promote knowledge exchange among its members on SGI-related matters, such as solutions to common hardware issues, joint development of monitoring tools, operational best practices, etc. An official web site (including a wiki section for collaborative documentation) will be set up in the near future and a student exchange programme is also being discussed.