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Distributed European Infrastructure for supercomputing applications

Objective

The DEISA is a consortium of major national supercomputing centres in Europe that are coordinating their actions in order to jointly build and operate a distributed terascale supercomputing facility, whose integrated power will be close to 30 teraflops in 2004, The principal objective of this IA-I3 (IA-I3) is to advance computational science in leading scientific and industrial disciplines, by deploying an innovative Grid-empowered infrastructure to enhance and reinforce High Performance Computing in Europe. The proposed infrastructure is based on the tight coupling - using dedicated network interconnects - of six homogeneous national supercomputers, to provide a distributed supercomputing platform operating in multi-cluster mode. The production capability of the distributed platform is based on an innovative operational model, capable of providing substantial European added value to the existing national infrastructures. The distributed multi-cluster platform is in turn integrated into a larger heterogeneous Grid.

The service activities deployed in the research infrastructure are organized following the model of a virtual supercomputing centre. They are accompanied and supported by a number of research actions to reinforce the impact of a production quality infrastructure on leading applications in computational science, and to facilitate the incorporation of modern Grid technologies.

Funding Scheme

I3 - Research Infrastructure-Integrated Infrastructure Initiative

Coordinator

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
Address
3, Rue Michel Ange
75794 Paris
France

Participants (11)

BARCELONA SUPERCOMPUTING CENTER - CENTRO NACIONAL DE SUPERCOMPUTACION
Spain
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31
Barcelona
BAYERISCHE AKADEMIE DER WISSENSCHAFTEN
Germany
Address
Alfons-goppel-strasse 11
Muenchen
CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT - SOCIETA CONSORTILE PER AZIONI
Italy
Address
Strada Torino 50
Orbassano (To)
CONSORZIO INTERUNIVERSITARIO PER LA GESTIONE DEL CENTRO DI CALCOLO ELETTRONICO DELL'ITALIA NORD-ORIENTALE
Italy
Address
Via Magnanelli 6/3
40033 Casalecchio Di Reno (Bologna)
CSC-TIETEELLINEN LASKENTA OY
Finland
Address
Keilaranta 14
02101 Espoo
EUROPEAN CENTRE FOR MEDIUM-RANGE WEATHER FORECASTS
United Kingdom
Address
Shinfield Park
RG2 9AX Reading
FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JUELICH GMBH
Germany
Address
Leo Brandt Strasse
52425 Juelich
MAX-PLANCK GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN E.V.
Germany
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Muenchen
STICHTING ACADEMISCH REKENCENTRUM AMSTERDAM (SARA)
Netherlands
Address
Kruislaan 415
1098 SJ Amsterdam
THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
Address
Old College, South Bridge
EH8 9YL Edinburgh
UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART