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Contract No: 004279



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The GRid Interoperability Project (GRIP) was a 2 year research project, funded by the European Union (EU) to realise the interoperability of Globus and UNICORE and to work towards standards for interoperability in the Global Grid Forum.

GRIP had it's final review on the 6th February 2004, where the project was commended highly by the reviewers. UniGridS is the follow-on 6th Framework project - which has evolve from the work done in GRIP.

NextGrid logo Nextgrid seeks architectural solutions that streamline all aspects of Grid operation: installation and maintenance of the infrastructure, development and deployment of Grid applications, user orchestration of the resulting resources, and operation of business models and processes through which the use of Grid technology can be made economically viable.
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The CoreGRID Network of Excellence (NoE) aims at strengthening and advancing scientific and technological excellence in the area of Grid and Peer-to-Peer technologies. To achieve this objective, the Network brings together a critical mass of well-established researchers from forty-two institutions who have constructed an ambitious joint programme of activities. This joint programme of activity is structured around six complementary research areas that have been selected on the basis of their strategic importance, their research challenges and the recognised European expertise to develop next generation Grid middleware.


OntoGrid logo One of the greatest challenges we now face in Grid Computing regards the ability to explicitly share and deploy knowledge to be used for the development of innovative Grid infrastructure, and for Grid applications – the Semantic Grid. To address this challenge the OntoGrid project will produce the technological infrastructure for the rapid prototyping and development of knowledge-intensive distributed open services for the Semantic Grid. Designing Grid applications that make use of a Semantic Grid requires a new and sound methodology which OntoGrid will develop.The results are aimed at developing grid systems that optimize cross-process, cross-company and cross-industry collaboration, which OntoGrid will show by adopting a use case-guided development and evaluation strategy based on two test case applications of differing, yet stereotypical, Grid characterisation.
DataMiningGrid Logo The DataMiningGrid EU FP6 project is developing tools and services for deploying datamining applications on the grid. Future and emerging complex problem-solving environments are characterised by increasing amounts of digital data and rising demands for coordinated resource sharing across geographically dispersed sites. Next generation grid technologies are promising to provide the necessary infrastructure facilitating seamless sharing of computing resources. Currently there exists no coherent framework for developing and deploying datamining applications on the grid. The DataMiningGrid project will address this gap by developing generic and sector-independent data-mining tools and services for the rid. To demonstrate the technology developed, the project will implement a range of demonstrator applications in e-science and e-business.
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Mobility has become a central aspect of life for people in business, education, and leisure. Related mobile 3G network infrastructures and user communities have surpassed corresponding Internet figures.

Independent of this development, Grid technology is evolving from a niche market solely addressing the HPC domain towards a framework useable within a broad business context. However, while affecting largely identical complex applications, user and provider domains, the Grid community has been basically mobility-unaware.

Taking this into account, Akogrimo – by leveraging the large base of mobile users – is aiming to radically advance the pervasiveness of Grid computing across Europe. In order to achieve this goal, in addition to embracing layers and technologies which are supposed to make up the so-called Next Generation Grids such as e.g. knowledge-related and semantics-driven Web services, Akogrimo will architect and prototype a blueprint of an NGG which exploits and closely co-operates with evolving Mobile Internet infrastructures based on IPv6.

DEISA is a consortium of leading national supercomputing centres that currently deploys and operates a persistent, production quality, distributed supercomputing environment with continental scope. The purpose of this FP6 funded research infrastructure is to enable scientific discovery across a broad
spectrum of science and technology, by enhancing and reinforcing European capabilities in the area of high performance computing. This becomes possible through a deep integration of existing national high-end platforms, tightly coupled by a dedicated network and supported by innovative system and grid software.


The EGEE project brings together experts from over 27 countries with the common aim of building on recent advances in Grid technology and developing a service Grid infrastructure which is available to scientists 24 hours-a-day.
The project aims to provide researchers in academia and industry with access to major computing resources, independent of their geographic location. The EGEE project will also focus on attracting a wide range of new users to the Grid.
The project will primarily concentrate on three core areas, build a consistent, robust and secure Grid network that will attract additional computing resources, continuously improve and maintain the middleware in order to deliver a reliable service to users and attract new users from industry as well as science and ensure they receive the high standard of training and support they need.
The EGEE Grid will be built on the EU Research Network GÉANT and exploit Grid expertise generated by many EU, national and international Grid projects to date.


OMII provides a professional grid infrastructure to support collaborative computing in a secure and accountable manner. OMII addresses the needs of administrators by providing a simple to install and manage infrastructure without the usual security worries. OMII addresses the needs of service and resource providers by providing a detailed accounting model linked to the authorisation system.


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