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Data Grids for Process and Product Development using Numerical Simulation and Knowledge Discovery

Objective

Development of industrial and large-scale products and services poses complex problems. This complexity is handled by breaking out the functionality or properties of the products so that they can be dealt with in individual disciplines. The processes used to develop these products and services are themselves complex. They typically involve a large number of independent organisational entities at different locations grouped in partnerships and supply chains. Grid is connectivity plus interoperability and is a major contributor to improved collaboration and an enabler of virtual organisations. It has the potential to reduce substantially the complexity of the development process, thereby improving our ability to deal with product complexity. The heart of the issue is data. Applications, and their associated computing power, are central to the product development process. The data they generate (geometric descriptions, performance metrics, etc.) constitute the core intellectual property associated with the product. Grid technology is needed to help us connect diverse data-sources, to enable flexible, secure and sophisticated levels of collaboration and make possible the use of powerful knowledge discovery techniques. The ambitious objectives of SimDat are to accelerate the uptake of existing Grid techniques and architectures ina variety of industries and services, provide standardised solutions for some of the missing capability, and tovalidate the effectiveness of Grid in simplifying processes used for the solution of complex, data-centric problems. The consortium is comprised of leading software and process system developers, Grid technology specialists and representatives from strategic European industrial sectors: automotive, pharmaceutical and aerospace. The outputs will be deployed and validated in these sectors and in service applications, here represented by meteorology.

Funding Scheme

IP - Integrated Project

Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Address
Schloss Birlinghoven
54754 Sankt Augustin
Germany

Participants (24)

AUDI AG
Germany
BAE SYSTEMS (OPERATIONS) LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Golf Course Lane, Sowerby Building
BS34 7QW Bristol
DEUTSCHER WETTERDIENST
Germany
Address
Kaiserleistrasse 42
63067 Offenbach Am Main
EADS CCR
France
Address
12, Rue Pasteur
92152 Suresnes
ESI SOFTWARE
France
EUMETSAT
Germany
EUROPEAN CENTRE FOR MEDIUM-RANGE WEATHER FORECASTS
United Kingdom
GLAXOSMITHKLINE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT LTD.
United Kingdom
Address
Gunnels Wood Road
SG1 2NY Stevenage, Hetfordshire
IBM UNITED KINGDOM LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Hursley Park
SO21 2JN Winchester, Hampshire
IDESTYLE TECHNOLOGIES
France
Address
Immeuble Idestyle Technologies, 3 Avenue Du 8 Mai 1945
78284
INFORSENSE UK LTD.
United Kingdom
INTEL GMBH
Germany
Address
Hermuelheimer Strasse 8A
50321 Bruehl
LION BIOSCIENCE LIMITED
United Kingdom
LMS INTERNATIONAL N.V.
Belgium
MET OFFICE
United Kingdom
MSC.SOFTWARE GMBH
Germany
Address
Am Moosfeld 13
81829 München
MÉTÉO-FRANCE
France
NEC EUROPE LTD.
United Kingdom
Address
Rathausallee 10
53757 St. Augustin
ONTOPRISE GMBH INTELLIGENTE LOESUNGEN FUER DAS WISSENSMANAGEMENT
Germany
ORACLE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
Germany
Address
Robert-bosch-str. 3
63303 Dreieich-sprendlingen
REGIENOV-RENAULT RECHERCHE INNOVATION ACTING ON BEHALF OF RENAULT AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES
France
Address
1, Avenue Du Golf
78288 Guyancourt
THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
United Kingdom
Address
2 Venture Road, Chilworth Science Park
SO16 7NP Southampton
UNIVERSITE LIBRE DE BRUXELLES
Belgium
Address
Rue Des Prof. Jeener And Brachet 12
B 6041 Gosselies
UNIVERSITÄT KARLSRUHE, INSTITUT FÜR TELEMATIK
Germany
Address
Zirkel 2
76128 Karlsruhe