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South Eastern European GRid-enabled eInfrastructure Development

Objective

SEE-GRID aims to provide specific support actions to assist the participation of the SE European states to the pan-European and worldwide Grid initiatives by establishing a seamless and interoperable pilot-Grid infrastructure that will expand and support the European Research Area (ERA) in the region. THe SEE-GRID vision is to pave the way towards the provision to distributed research communities in the region with the independent of geographic location, round-the-clock, common market of computing resources. The interconnection of the regional infrastructure to the pan-European and worldwide Grid initiatives will translate into benefits for the smaller, less-well resourced sites in SE Europe to access computing power that would otherwise be unaffordable. In this perspective, the proposed initiative will ease the digital divide and release the scientific & productive talents of the region and will allow equal participation of the targeted countries in pan-European Grid Efforts in the immediate future. The aim and vision will be accomplished through the following objectives: - Create a human network in the area of Grids, eScience and eInfrastructures in SE Europe. - Integrate incubating and existing National Grid infrastructures in all SEE-GRID states. - Capture eScience user requirements for Grid middleware and services in the region. - Support feasibility studies and provide roadmaps and cookbooks for the rapid integration of the SEE Grid area to the ERA. - Build upon and exploit the infrastructure provided by the Gigabit Pan-European Research and Education Network (GEANT) and the South-East European Research and Education Networking (SEEREN) initiative in the region. - Migrate and test Grid middleware components and APIs developed by pan-European (e.g. EGEE, etc) and national (e.g. Hungarian ClusterGrid, etc) Grid efforts in the regional infrastructure. - Deploy (adapt if necessary) and test Grid applications developed by EGEE.

Funding Scheme

SSA - Specific Support Action

Coordinator

Greek Research and Technology Network S.A

Participants (10)

AKADEMIA E SHKENCAVE E SHQIPERISE
Albania
Address
Lek Dukagjini 3
Tirana
Central Laboratory for Parallel Processing - Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Bulgaria
INSTITUTUL NATIONAL DE CERCETARE-DEZVOLTARE IN INFORMATICA - ICI BUCURESTI RA
Romania
Magyar Tudomanyos Akademia Szamitastechnikai es Automatizalasi Kutato Intezet
Hungary
ORGANISATION EUROPEENNE POUR LA RECHERCHE NUCLEAIRE
Switzerland
RUDER BOSKOVIC INSTITUTE
Croatia
ST. CYRIL AND METHODIUS UNIVERSITY OF SKOPJE
Address

Skopje
TURKIYE BILIMSEL VE TEKNIK ARASTIRMA KURUMU - TUBITAK
Turkey
UNIVERZITET U BEOGRADU
Address
Kumanovska B.b
11000 Belgrade
USTANOVA "BIHARNET CENTAR" SARAJEVO
Bosnia and Herzegovina