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GRID programming with COMPonents: an advanced component platform for an effective invisible grid

Project description


Advanced Grid Technologies, Systems and Services
GRIDCOMP allows to seamlessly composing applications and services deployed on large scale infrastructures, for example with several thousand computers all over the world.

GridCOMP
Effective components for the Grid
Using many computers at the same time to solve complex scientific or technical problems, such as simulating weather forecast, new drugs, or the behaviour or airplane wings, for instance, is a promising alternative to conventional main frame computer systems. The advantages of this so-called 'Grid Computing' are obvious: the computers can be geographically dispersed, and the computing power can be triggered according to the requirements. But here reside also the drawbacks: efficient Grid Computing depends on software - so-called middleware - that can deal with different hardware and operating systems, authorization, security, load and failure problems, to make all these computers behave like one.
The European Project "GridCOMP" tackled this problem and proposes a component-based framework implementing the "Grid Component Model (GCM)" to support the development of efficient distributed applications making these typical Grid computing-related problems "invisible". This framework now allows to seamlessly composing applications and services deployed on large scale infrastructures, for example with several thousand computers all over the world.

Call for proposal

FP6-2005-IST-5
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Coordinator

GEIE ERCIM
Address
Route Des Lucioles 2004 Sophia Antipolis
06410 Biot
France

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Other
EU contribution
€ 132 205

Participants (11)

UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Australia
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Parkvilleoffice Of The Vice Chancellor
3010 Melbourne

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
IBM RESEARCH GMBH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 187 500
Address
Saeumerstrasse 4
8803 Rueschlikon

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE
Chile
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Av. Libertador Bernardo O'higgins 1058
10 Santiago

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY
China
EU contribution
€ 78 250
Address
Qing Hua Yuan
100084 Beijing

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
GRID SYSTEMS S.A.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 127 500
Address
Cami De San Manuel, Parcbit
07120 Palma De Mallorca

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Other
ATOS SPAIN SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 181 500
Address
Calle De Albarracin 25
28037 Madrid

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITA DI PISA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 207 800
Address
Lungarno Pacinotti 43/44
56126 Pisa

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 177 500
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma

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Activity type
Research Organisations
THE UNIVERSITY OF WESTMINSTER LBG
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 307 520
Address
Regent Street 309
W1B 2UW London

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE DE NICE - SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS
France
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Avenue Valrose - Grand Chateau 28
06100 Nice - Cedex 2

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris

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Activity type
Research Organisations