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GRID ENABLED REMOTE INSTRUMENTATION WITH DISTRIBUTED CONTROL AND COMPUTATION

GRID ENABLED REMOTE INSTRUMENTATION WITH DISTRIBUTED CONTROL AND COMPUTATION

Objective

The project aims to extend the state of the art of computing grid technologies, by introducing the handling of real-time constraints and interactive response into the existing Grid middleware. Our goal is to build a widely distributed system that is able to remotely control and monitor complex instrumentation that ranges from a set of sensors used by geophysical stations monitoring the state of the earth to a network of small power generators to supply a national power grid. These new applications introduce, to the GRID, requirements that are strongly related to the availability of networks where network classes specifically tuned to address such real-time and highly interactive requests are implemented. One of the main objectives of the project is to verify, with real applications running on existing Grid testbeds over both national and international network infrastructures (e.g. GEANT) the feasibility of a Grid-based remote control of systems requiring real-time response. Data acquired from such instruments typically needs to be stored, analysed on-line to compare the data with a given model or to perform some predictions (e.g. meteorological applications). GRIDCC will integrate the proposed "grid of instruments", or suitable emulators, into existing Grid infrastructures that will provide the computational and storage power needed for the applications. The reference architecture that is proposed here, along with the related software framework, introduces a new concept, that of a "Virtual Instrument Grid Service" (VlGS), which is a service enabling access, through the Grid, to any instrument by providing an appropriate interface on the instrument side. The architecture combines special-purpose services like virtual control rooms, diagnostic and problem-solving services, data-mining services and tele-presence, which are used to support various instruments with existing grid resources like computational farms and databases.
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Coordinator

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI FISICA NUCLEARE

Address

Viale Dell'Universit�2
35020 Legnaro (Padova)

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 808 000

Administrative Contact

Gaetano Maron (Dr.)

Participants (9)

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GREEK RESEARCH TECHNOLOGY NETWORK S.A.

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 225 000

INSTITUTE OF ACCELERATING SYSTEMS AND APPLICATIONS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 675 000

IBM ISRAEL - SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY LTD

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 260 000

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 146 000

SINCROTRONE TRIESTE SCPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 460 000

CONSORZIO NAZIONALE INTERUNIVERSITARIO PER LE TELECOMUNICAZIONI

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 241 000

Università degli Studi di Udine

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 162 000

IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 639 000

BRUNEL UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 380 000

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 511382

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 September 2004

  • End date

    31 August 2007

Funded under:

FP6-IST

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 289 000

  • EU contribution

    € 3 996 000

Coordinated by:

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI FISICA NUCLEARE

Italy