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Linking Scientific Computing in Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean - Phase 2

Linking Scientific Computing in Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean - Phase 2

Objective

This project proposes the development of a high performance computing eco-system in the Eastern Mediterranean region by interlinking and coordinating regional compute, data and visualisation resources to form an integrated e-platform. It will provide training activities and user support, and engage the regional communities through networking activities such as workshops, exchange of visitors and organization of joint events. Its focus will be on virtual research communities in three fields that are clearly relevant to the region and of global importance, namely Climate Modelling, Digital Cultural Heritage and Synchrotron applications. Regional HPC centres will be contributing resources to support user communities in the region with the Computation-based Science and Technology Research Centre of the Cyprus Institute, the National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Sciences (Egypt) and the Bibliotheca Alexandrina (Egypt) being initially the major contributors. SESAME, (Jordan/UNESCO), a major experimental facility with a broad user community, will be promoting networking in the region. An upgraded connection between Cyprus and Jordan will provide the needed bandwidth for the transfer of SESAME data. The Julich Supercomputing Center and the National Center of Supercomputing Applications of the University of Illinois will provide know-how at the highest level for running and integrating such facilities, whereas international leaders in the three thematic areas will ensure transfer of state-of-the-art techniques to the regional user communities, thereby linking the Eastern Mediterranean with the European and international computational science activities.

Coordinator

THE CYPRUS RESEARCH AND EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION

Address

Konstantinou Kavafi 20
2121 Lefkosia

Cyprus

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 155 172

Administrative Contact

Constantia Alexandrou (Prof.)

Participants (11)

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ΚΥΠΡΙΑΚΟ ΕΡΕΥΝΗΤΙΚΟ ΚΑΙ ΑΚΑΔΗΜΑΪΚΟ ΔΙΚΤΥΟ (KYPRIAKO EREVNITIKO KAI AKADIMAIKO DIKTYO)

Cyprus

EU Contribution

€ 66 980

FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JULICH GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 393 699

MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 130 516

BIBLIOTHECA ALEXANDRINA*LIBRARY OFALEXANDRIA BIBALEX

Egypt

EU Contribution

€ 140 178

National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Sciences

Egypt

EU Contribution

€ 96 525

EUROPEAN SYNCHROTRON RADIATION FACILITY

France

EU Contribution

€ 189 398

MACHBA - INTERUNIVERSITY COMPUTATION CENTER

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 29 565

SYNCHROTRON-LIGHT FOR EXPERIMENTAL SCIENCE AND APPLICATIONS IN THE MIDDLE EAST

Jordan

EU Contribution

€ 128 349

JORDANIAN UNIVERSITIES NETWORK

Jordan

EU Contribution

€ 27 106

THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS

United States

TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY

Israel

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 261600

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 September 2010

  • End date

    28 February 2015

Funded under:

FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 725 068

  • EU contribution

    € 2 357 488

Coordinated by:

THE CYPRUS RESEARCH AND EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION

Cyprus