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 SchemeSSA - Specific Support Action