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Enabling Desktop Grids for e-Science

Enabling Desktop Grids for e-Science

Objective

Grid systems are currently being used and adopted by a growing number of user groups and diverse application domains. However, there still exist many scientific communities whose applications require much more computing resources than existing Grids like EGEE can provide. The main objective of this project is to support these new communities:
a) by providing the necessary extensions for existing Grid infrastructures to address the specific needs in these new scientific communities within a coherent pan-European model, regardless of the location of their research facilities
b) with the adaptation of their applications to the enhanced Grid infrastructure
c) through the provision of standard APIs and Grid application development tools that facilitate the adaptation of their application to the enhanced Grid infrastructure.
In order to support the specific needs of these scientific communities EDGeS will interconnect the existing EGEE Grid infrastructure with existing Desktop Grid (DG) systems in a strong partnership with EGEE. Service Grids (SGs) like EGEE are more flexible than DGs and can accommodate a broader variety of applications, however, they are much more expensive to maintain. Desktop Grids are currently restricted solely to Master/Worker-style compute-intensive applications but can scale very easily and are able to collect 1-2 orders of magnitude more compute power than most SGs are able to, and at a fraction of the cost. The interconnection of these two types of Grid systems will enable more advanced applications and provide extended compute capabilities to more researchers.
One other objective of EDGeS is to extend the potential user communities for both Grids and Desktop Grids beyond traditional scientists and current volunteer computing participants to further involve ordinary citizens, secondary school students, and company employees, giving them an opportunity to become involved in science and to apply Grid technology in their every day life.
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Coordinator

MAGYAR TUDOMANYOS AKADEMIA SZAMITASTECHNIKAI ES AUTOMATIZALASI KUTATOINTEZET

Address

Kende Utca 13-17
1111 Budapest

Hungary

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 607 538

Administrative Contact

Eva Feuer (Ms.)

Participants (8)

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FUNDACION PARA EL DESARROLLO DE LA CIENCIA Y LA TECNOLOGIA EN EXTREMADURA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 204 006

CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIOAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS-CIEMAT

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 202 660

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE ENINFORMATIQUE ET AUTOMATIQUE

France

EU Contribution

€ 229 935

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 298 793

STICHTING ALMEREGRID

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 213 382

FACULDADE CIENCIAS E TECNOLOGIA DA UNIVERSIDADE DE COIMBRA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 174 460

CARDIFF UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 211 960

THE UNIVERSITY OF WESTMINSTER LBG

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 307 266

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 211727

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2008

  • End date

    31 March 2010

Funded under:

FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 871 477

  • EU contribution

    € 2 450 000

Coordinated by:

MAGYAR TUDOMANYOS AKADEMIA SZAMITASTECHNIKAI ES AUTOMATIZALASI KUTATOINTEZET

Hungary