The Grid and Cloud Institute is a structure of the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) in charge of the coordination and animation of all CNRS activities in the field of grid production and research. It serves as contact point towards partners, in particular European ones, for all grid projects in these domains. It has vocation to federate, in agreement with the other participating organizations and institutes, the national contribution to international projects. As such, it acts as legal representative of the French National Grid Initiative France Grilles.
The institute is responsible for the scientific animation around the users communities and for the induction of new users. It is thus responsible for : operational aspects and application software, developments software, communication aspects, dissemination and training.