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GRID programming with COMPonents: an advanced component platform for an effective invisible grid

GRID programming with COMPonents: an advanced component platform for an effective invisible grid

Objective

GRIDCOMP allows to seamlessly composing applications and services deployed on large scale infrastructures, for example with several thousand computers all over the world.

GridCOMP
Effective components for the Grid
Using many computers at the same time to solve complex scientific or technical problems, such as simulating weather forecast, new drugs, or the behaviour or airplane wings, for instance, is a promising alternative to conventional main frame computer systems. The advantages of this so-called 'Grid Computing' are obvious: the computers can be geographically dispersed, and the computing power can be triggered according to the requirements. But here reside also the drawbacks: efficient Grid Computing depends on software - so-called middleware - that can deal with different hardware and operating systems, authorization, security, load and failure problems, to make all these computers behave like one.
The European Project "GridCOMP" tackled this problem and proposes a component-based framework implementing the "Grid Component Model (GCM)" to support the development of efficient distributed applications making these typical Grid computing-related problems "invisible". This framework now allows to seamlessly composing applications and services deployed on large scale infrastructures, for example with several thousand computers all over the world.

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Coordinator Contact

Patricia HO-HUNE (Ms)

Coordinator

GEIE ERCIM

Address

Route Des Lucioles 2004 Sophia Antipolis
06410 Biot

France

Activity type

Other

EU Contribution

€ 132 205

Administrative Contact

Patricia Ho-Hune (Ms)

Participants (11)

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UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE

Australia

IBM RESEARCH GMBH

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 187 500

UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

Chile

TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY

China

EU Contribution

€ 78 250

GRID SYSTEMS S.A.

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 127 500

ATOS SPAIN SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 181 500

UNIVERSITA DI PISA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 207 800

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 177 500

THE UNIVERSITY OF WESTMINSTER LBG

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 307 520

UNIVERSITE DE NICE SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS

France

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 034442

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 June 2006

  • End date

    28 February 2009

Funded under:

FP6-IST

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 935 481

  • EU contribution

    € 1 750 000

Coordinated by:

GEIE ERCIM

France