Project Team Graal

Overall Objectives
Scientific Foundations
Application Domains
New Results
Partnerships and Cooperations
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Section: Application Domains


The Décrypthon project is built over a collaboration between CNRS, AFM (Association Française contre les Myopathies), and IBM. Its goal is to make computational and storage resources available to bioinformatic research teams in France. These resources, connected as a Grid through the Renater network, are installed in six universities and schools in France (Bordeaux, Jussieu, Lille, Lyon, Orsay, and Rouen). The Décrypthon project offers means necessary to use the Grid through financing of research teams and postdoc, and assistance on computer science problems (such as modeling, application development, and data management). The Graal research team is involved in this project as an expert for application gridification. The Grid middleware used at the beginning of the project was GridMP from United Devices. In 2007, Diet was chosen to be the Grid middleware of the Décrypthon Grid. It ensures the load-balancing of jobs over the six computation centers through the Renater network. This transfer of our middleware, first built for large scale experimentations of scheduling heuristics, in a production Grid is a real victory for our research team.