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EUMed GRID: empowering eScience across the Mediterranean

EUMed GRID: empowering eScience across the Mediterranean

Objective

European developments in the area of Research Infrastructures resulted in Pan-EU coverage of a high-speed research network with full administrative and operational support. The existence of the network catering for the European research community has paved the way for the development of the overlaying Grid infrastructure aiming to enable distributed computing power and storage sharing across geographical and administrative domains. This integrated network and processing/storage environment - eInfrastructure - provides a platform for new methods of global collaborative research - eScience. The leading initiatives in the eInfrastructure field are GEANT and EGEE projects.

The objective of the EUMEDGRID project is to, through Specific Support Actions, bring the less-experienced and less-resourced countries of the Mediterranean region to the level of European developments in terms of the eInfrastructures. With the networking infrastructure reaching stability through the EUMEDCONNECT project, the focus of the EUMEDGRID will be on Grid infrastructure and related eScience applications.

The core of the EUMEDGRID approach is to establish a human network in the eScience area, enlarge and train this community, and establish a pilot Grid infrastructure supporting proof of concept regional applications. A broad range of activities will focus on dissemination and outreach, training, hands-on workshops, and close collaboration with the related projects such as EUMEDCONNECT, GEANT, EGEE and SEE-GRID. In parallel, the pilot Grid infrastructure developments will be carried out across the region, including Grid clusters- deployment, and development and enforcement of operational and organizational schemes and policies. Finally, a wide range of regional eScience applications will be encouraged, with candidate applications deployed on the regional infrastructure.

Coordinator

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI FISICA NUCLEARE

Address

Via Enrico Fermi, 40
Frascati

Italy

Administrative Contact

Participants (13)

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CENTRE DE RECHERCHE SUR L'INFORMATION SCIENTIFIQUE ET TECHNIQUE

Algeria

CENTRE NATIONAL POUR LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE ET TECHNIQUE

Morocco

CONSORTIUM GARR (GESTIONE AMPLIAMENTO RETE RICERCA)

Italy

CYPRUS RESEARCH AND ACADEMIC NETWORK

Cyprus

DELIVERY OF ADVANCED NETWORK TECHNOLOGY TO EUROPE LIMITED

United Kingdom

EGYPTIAN UNIVERSITIES NETWORK

Egypt

ENTIDAD PUBLICA EMPRESARIAL RED.ES

Spain

EUROPEAN ORGANIZATION FOR NUCLEAR RESEARCH

Switzerland

GREEK RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY NETWORK S.A.

Greece

HIGHER INSTITUTE OF APPLIED SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY

Syria

MINISTRY OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH TECHNOLOGY AND COMPETENCY DEVELOPMENT

Tunisia

TURKIYE BILIMSEL VE TEKNOLOJIK ARASTIRMA KURUMU

Turkey

UNIVERSITA TA MALTA

Malta

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 26024

  • Start date

    1 January 2006

  • End date

    31 December 2007

Funded under:

FP6-INFRASTRUCTURES

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 670 867

  • EU contribution

    € 1 646 500

Coordinated by:

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI FISICA NUCLEARE

Italy