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The Next Generation Grid

Objective

The goal of NextGRID is to develop architectural components that will lead to the emergence of the Next Generation Grid. This will prepare the way for the broader use of Grid technologies and their widespread adoption by organisations and individuals from the business and public domains. This widespread use will be a significant step towards meeting the vision of ERA and the goals of the e-Europe Action Plan. We will achieve these goals by extending the Grid architecture in three phases:1. Meeting the needs of business users: by addressing security and economically viable business models;2. Enabling participation by the public: by addressing legal and privacy issues, and making the Grid more scalable and usable;3. Consolidating and standardising these enhancements and stimulating take-up. NextGRID regards these objectives as a community effort and will focus on inspiring, through specific innovations and technical leadership, key progress in open Grid standards. We intend to provide the key initiatives for success, but expect to encompass the much wider body of work needed to define, agree and implement the next generation Grid. NextGRID will last for three years, and consist of integrating activities on architecture, standards and business/operational issues, plus development activities on Grid foundation services and protocols, dynamic federation, user interactions and representative applications, and a coherent dissemination and outreach activity. The scope of the work will address the possible convergence between Grid and Web services, and between Grid and P2P architectures, as well as new aspects such as the Semantic Grid. The overall result of the project will be a collection of new architectural designs, key middleware components, application support mechanisms, know-how and standards that will underpin the Next Generation Grid. NextGRID will be a key step towards realising the vision of the Grid and making it as ubiquitous as the Web is today.

Funding Scheme

IP - Integrated Project

Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
Address
James Clerk Maxwell Building Mayfield Road
EH9 3JZ Edinburgh
United Kingdom

Participants (21)

BRITISH TELECOMMUNICATIONS PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY
United Kingdom
Address
Orion G/13, Adastral Park, Martlesham Heath
IP5 3RE Ipswich
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
Address
Via Giuseooe Moruzzi, 1
56126 Pisa
DATAMAT S.P.A.
Italy
EUROPAEISCHES MICROSOFT INNOVATIONS CENTER GMBH
Germany
Address
Ritterstrasse 23
52072 Aachen
FIRST DERIVATIVES PLC
United Kingdom
FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JUELICH GMBH
Germany
FUJITSU LABORATORIES OF EUROPE LIMITED
United Kingdom
GRID SYSTEMS S.A.
Spain
HEWLETT PACKARD ITALIANA SRL
Italy
Address
Via Grandi 4
20063 Carnusco Sul Naviglio (Milano)
INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS
Greece
Address
9 Iroon Polytechniou Str.
15773 Athens
INTEL GMBH
Germany
Address
Hermuelheimer Strasse 8A
50321 Bruehl
KINO ANON COMPANY OF CINEMA AND TV MOVIES
Greece
Address
40 Kifisias Av.
15121 Athens
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Sweden
Address
Teknikringen 14
SE-10044 Stockholm
NEC EUROPE LTD.
United Kingdom
Address
Rathausallee 10
53757 St. Augustin
SAP AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT SYSTEME, ANWENDUNGEN, PRODUKTE IN DER DATENVERARBEITUNG
Germany
Address
Vincenz-prießnitz-str. 1
76131 Karlsruhe
STIFTUNG CAESAR (CENTER OF ADVANCED EUROPEAN STUDIES AND RESEARCH)
Germany
Address
Ludwig-erhard-allee 2
53044 Bonn
T-SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL GMBH
Germany
Address
Pallaswiesenstrasse 182
64293 Darmstadt
THE QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST
United Kingdom
Address

BT7 1NN Belfast
THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
United Kingdom
Address
2 Venture Road, Chilworth Science Park
SO16 7NP Southampton
UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
Address
Kruislaan 403
1090GB Amsterdam
UNIVERSITÄT STUTTGART
Germany
Address
Allmandring 30
70550 Stuttgart