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.
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
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.
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.
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 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
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.
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.
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.
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.