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Grid Technologies

Find the most recent information on EU Funding activities in the field of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) by visiting our ICT in FP7 website , which covers ICT in the 7 th Framework Programme (FP7) 2007 - 2013.

Grid projects funded by the EU under FP6

In the summer of 2004 the European Commission launched 12 research projects in the area of Grid technologies (see press release ) that will receive 52 M€ of EU funding. The bulk of the EU funding is going to 4 projects - SIMDAT, NextGRID, Akogrimo and CoreGRID - which each are receiving an EU contribution of around 9 M€. Together with 8 smaller projects, these bring together dozens of universities, research institutes, large and small companies from across Europe to muster the "critical mass" of expertise and resources necessary to trigger change.

Their approach to Grid research combines "technology push" (developing underlying technologies and interoperability standards), with "application pull" (developing the enabling technologies needed for real-world applications, such as modelling, simulation, data mining and collaborative working tools).

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In the summer of 2006 the European Commission launched 20 new Grid projects receiving more than 70 M € of EU funding. They included three large Integrated Projects: BEinGRID, BREIN and XtreemOS. In the beginning of 2007 three additional projects were launched focusing on the cooperation with China on Grid Technologies.

For information on individual projects, including the scope of the project's research work and the partners involved, please refer to each project's 'Supplementary information sheet' provided below (in PDF format):

Projects in alphabetic order
Akogrimo ARGUGRID AssessGrid A-WARE BEinGRID BREIN BRIDGE CHALLENGERS Chemomentum CoreGRID DataMiningGrid DEGREE
EC-GIN EchoGRID Edutain@Grid g-Eclipse GREDIA Grid@Asia GridCOMP GridCoord GridEcon Grid4All GridTrust HPC4U
InteliGrid KnowARC K-WF Grid Nessi-Grid NextGRID OntoGrid Provenance QosCosGrid SIMDAT SORMA UniGridS XtreemOS

Acronym Title Contract Type    
Achievements sheets
Final Report Results
Access to Knowledge through the Grid in a mobile World Integrated Project CORDIS factsheet Project Story   ICT result
 
ARGUmentation as a foundation for the semantic Grid Specific targeted research project CORDIS factsheet Project Story    
 
Advanced Risk Assessment and Management for Trustable Grids Specific targeted research project CORDIS factsheet Project Story Final Report  
 
An easy way to access GRID resources Specific targeted research project CORDIS factsheet Project Story Final Report ICT result
 
Business experiments in GRID Integrated Project CORDIS factsheet Project Story    
 
Business objective driven reliable and intelligent grids for real business Integrated Project CORDIS factsheet Project Story Final Report  
 
Bilateral research and industrial development enhancing and integrating GRID enabled technologies Specific targeted research project CORDIS factsheet Project Story   ICT result
 
Support Action on CHALLENGEs in GRidS Specific Support Action CORDIS factsheet Project Story Final Report ICT result
 
Grid services based environment to enable innovative research Specific targeted research project CORDIS factsheet Project Story
 
   
 
European Research Network on Foundations, Software Infrastructures and Applications for large scale distributed, Grid and Peer-to-Peer Technologies Network of excellence CORDIS factsheet Project Story Final Report ICT result
 
Data Mining Tools and Services for Grid Computing Environments Specific targeted research project CORDIS factsheet Project Story
 
Final Report ICT result
 
Dissemination and exploitation of grids for earth science Specific Support Action CORDIS factsheet Project Story
 
  ICT result
 
Europe-China grid InterNetworking Specific targeted research project CORDIS factsheet Project Story
 
   
 
EC-China strategic GRID Roadmap Specific Support Action CORDIS factsheet Project Story Final Report  
 
A scalable QoS-enabled business grid environment for multi-user real-time online interactive applications Specific targeted research project CORDIS factsheet Project Story    
 
An integrated, grid enabled worench tool for grid application users, grid developers and grid operators based on the eclipse platform Specific targeted research project CORDIS factsheet Project Story Final Report ICT result
 
Grid enabled access to rich media content Specific targeted research project CORDIS factsheet Project Story Final Report ICT result
 
Advanced Grid Research Workshops through European and Asian Co-operation Specific support action CORDIS factsheet Project Story Final Report  
 
GRID programming with Components: an advanced component platform for an effective invisible grid Specific targeted research project CORDIS factsheet Project Story   ICT result
 
ERA Pilot on a co-ordinated Europe-wide initiative in Grid Research Specific support action CORDIS factsheet Project Story
 
   
 
Grid economics and business models Specific targeted research project CORDIS factsheet Project Story Final Report ICT result
 
Self- Grid: Dynamic virtual organizations for schools, families, and all Specific targeted research project CORDIS factsheet Project Story Final Report ICT result
 
Trust and security for next generation grids Specific targeted research project CORDIS factsheet Project Story Final Report  
 
Highly Predictable Cluster for Internet-Grids Specific targeted research project CORDIS factsheet Project Story    
 
InteroperabilIty of Virtual Organisations on Complex Semantic Grid Specific targeted research project CORDIS factsheet Project Story Final Report ICT result
 
Grid-enabled Know-how sharing technology based on ARC services and open standards Specific targeted research project CORDIS factsheet Project Story
 
   
 
Knowledge-based Workflow System for Grid Applications Specific targeted research project CORDIS factsheet Project Story Final Report ICT result
 
Networked European software and services initiative-grid Specific Support Action CORDIS factsheet Project Story Final Report ICT result
 
The Next Generation Grid Integrated Project CORDIS factsheet Project Story Final Report  
 
OntoGrid: Paving the way for knowledgeable Grid services and systems Specific targeted research project CORDIS factsheet Project Story Final Report ICT result
 
Enabling and Supporting Provenance in Grids for Complex Problems Specific targeted research project CORDIS factsheet Project Story Final Report ICT result
 
Quasi-opportunistic supercomputing for complex systems in grid environments Specific targeted research project CORDIS factsheet Project Story
 
   
 
Data Grids for Process and Product Development using Numerical Simulation and Knowledge Discovery Integrated Project CORDIS factsheet Project Story   ICT result
 
Self-organizing ICT resource management Specific targeted research project CORDIS factsheet Project Story Final Report  
 
Uniform Interface to Grid Services Specific targeted research project CORDIS factsheet Project Story    
 
Building and promoting a Linux-based operating system to support virtual organizations for next generation grids Integrated project CORDIS factsheet Project Story Final Report  

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