The Grid Observatory web portal collects and publishes traces of EGEE grid (Enabling Grid for E-sciencE) usage. With extensive monitoring facilities already in place, EGEE grid offers an unprecedented opportunity to observe, and gain understanding of, new computing practices of e-Science. The Grid Observatory portal is a unique facility to observe:
The requirements of e-Science towards computing. EGEE provides a good approximation of the current and future needs.
Grid status and middleware activity. These can be explored for a wide range of motivations, from operational goals (e.g. improving performance) to scientific research, both in distributed systems and machine learning areas.
The Grid Observatory portal is part of the more comprehensive Grid Observatory project presented in section 6.1 .
Portal site: http://www.grid-observatory.org