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EUMed GRID: empowering eScience across the Mediterranean

Objective

European developments in the area of Research Infrastructures resulted in Pan-EU coverage of a high-speed research network with full administrative and operational support. The existence of the network catering for the European research community has paved the way for the development of the overlaying Grid infrastructure aiming to enable distributed computing power and storage sharing across geographical and administrative domains. This integrated network and processing/storage environment - eInfrastructure - provides a platform for new methods of global collaborative research - eScience. The leading initiatives in the eInfrastructure field are GEANT and EGEE projects.

The objective of the EUMEDGRID project is to, through Specific Support Actions, bring the less-experienced and less-resourced countries of the Mediterranean region to the level of European developments in terms of the eInfrastructures. With the networking infrastructure reaching stability through the EUMEDCONNECT project, the focus of the EUMEDGRID will be on Grid infrastructure and related eScience applications.

The core of the EUMEDGRID approach is to establish a human network in the eScience area, enlarge and train this community, and establish a pilot Grid infrastructure supporting proof of concept regional applications. A broad range of activities will focus on dissemination and outreach, training, hands-on workshops, and close collaboration with the related projects such as EUMEDCONNECT, GEANT, EGEE and SEE-GRID. In parallel, the pilot Grid infrastructure developments will be carried out across the region, including Grid clusters- deployment, and development and enforcement of operational and organizational schemes and policies. Finally, a wide range of regional eScience applications will be encouraged, with candidate applications deployed on the regional infrastructure.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software/application software
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/information engineering/telecommunications/telecommunications network

Funding Scheme

SSA - Specific Support Action

Coordinator

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI FISICA NUCLEARE
Address
Via Enrico Fermi, 40
Frascati
Italy

Participants (13)

CENTRE DE RECHERCHE SUR L'INFORMATION SCIENTIFIQUE ET TECHNIQUE
Algeria
Address
Rue Des Trois Fr?s Aissiou Ben-aknoun
16030 Algiers
CENTRE NATIONAL POUR LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE ET TECHNIQUE
Morocco
Address
52 Charii Omar Ibn Alkhattab Agdal
10102 Rabat
CONSORTIUM GARR (GESTIONE AMPLIAMENTO RETE RICERCA)
Italy
Address
Viale Palmiro Togliatti 1625
00155 Roma
CYPRUS RESEARCH AND ACADEMIC NETWORK
Cyprus
Address
Kallipoleos 75
1678 Lefkosia
DELIVERY OF ADVANCED NETWORK TECHNOLOGY TO EUROPE LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
3 Worcester Street
OX1 2PZ Oxford, Oxfordshire
EGYPTIAN UNIVERSITIES NETWORK
Egypt
Address
11Th Floor 98 Ahmed Orabi St. - Elmohandsen
Cairo
ENTIDAD PUBLICA EMPRESARIAL RED.ES
Spain
Address
Edificio Bronce - Plaza Manuel Gomez Moreno, S/n
28020 Madrid
EUROPEAN ORGANIZATION FOR NUCLEAR RESEARCH
Switzerland
Address
Route De Meyrin
1211 Geneva 23
GREEK RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY NETWORK S.A.
Greece
Address
Mesogeion 56
11527 Athens
HIGHER INSTITUTE OF APPLIED SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY
Syria
Address
Massaken Barzeh
Damascus
MINISTRY OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH TECHNOLOGY AND COMPETENCY DEVELOPMENT
Tunisia
Address
Lotissement Ennassim Hbc13 - Montplaisir
1073 Tunis
TURKIYE BILIMSEL VE TEKNOLOJIK ARASTIRMA KURUMU
Turkey
Address
Ataturk Bulvari N?221 - Kavaklidere
06100 Ankara
UNIVERSITA TA MALTA
Malta
Address

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