Overall Objectives
Scientific Foundations
Application Domains
New Results
Contracts and Grants with Industry
Other Grants and Activities

Section: Other Grants and Activities

European Contracts and Projects

ERCIM WG CoreGRID (2009-2011)

Following the success of the NoE CoreGRID, an ERCIM WG was started in 2009, leaded by F. Desprez. This working group gathers 31 research teams from all over Europe working on Grids, service oriented architectures and Clouds.

A workshop on Grids, Clouds, and P2P Computing was organized in conjunction with EuroPAR 2010, Ischia, August, 2010.

EU FP7 project EDGeS: Enabling Desktop Grids for e-Science (2008-2010)

This project is lead by P. Kacsuk, and involves the following partners : SZTAKI, INRIA, CIEMAT, Fundecyt, University of Westminster, Cardiff University, University of Coimbra. Grid systems are currently being used and adopted by a growing number of user groups and diverse application domains. However, there still exist many scientific communities whose applications require much more computing resources than existing Grids like EGEE can provide. The main objective of this project is to interconnect the existing EGEE Grid infrastructure with existing Desktop Grid (DG) systems like BOINC or XtremWeb in a strong partnership with EGEE. The interconnection of these two types of Grid systems will enable more advanced applications and provide extended compute capabilities to more researchers. In this collaboration G. Fedak represents the GRAAL team and is responsible for JRA1: Service Grids-Desktop Grids Bridges Technologies and is involved in JRA3 : Data Management, as well as NA3 : Standardization within the OGF group.

EU FP7 project EDGI : European Desktop Grid Initiative (2010-2012)

The project EDGI will develop middleware that consolidates the results achieved in the EDGeS project concerning the extension of Service Grids with Desktop Grids in order to support EGI and NGI user communities that are heavy users of DCIs and require extremely large number of CPUs and cores. EDGI will go beyond existing DCIs that are typically cluster Grids and supercomputer Grids, and will extend them with public and institutional Desktop Grids and Clouds. EDGI will integrate software components of ARC, gLite, Unicore, BOINC, XWHEP, 3G Bridge, and Cloud middleware such as OpenNebula and Eucalyptus into SG→DG→Cloud platforms for service provision and as a result EDGI will extend ARC, gLite and Unicore Grids with volunteer and institutional DG systems. Our partners in EDGI are : SZTAKI, INRIA, CIEMAT, Fundecyt, University of Westminster, Cardiff University, University of Coimbra. In this project, G. Fedak is the INRIA representative and lead the JRA2 work package which is responsible for providing QoS to Desktop Grids.


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