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Desktop Grids for International Scientific Collaboration

Desktop Grids for International Scientific Collaboration

Objective

The FP7 EDGeS project has successfully set up a production-level distributed computing infrastructure (DCI) consisting of more than 100.000 PCs from several volunteer and low-cost Desktop Grids, which have been connected to existing Service Grids (including EGEE, SEE-GRID, etc. with about 150.000 processors) based on the new 3G Bridge technology and application development methodology.
The main aim of the DEGISCO project is the further extension of the European DCI infrastructure that is already interconnected by EDGeS to International Cooperation Partner Countries (ICPC) in strong collaboration with on the one hand local partners in ICPC countries and on the other hand European e-Infrastructure experts (including 3G Bridge know-how) and thus, reinforce the global relevance and impact of European distributed infrastructures.
The project will support the creation of new Desktop Grids in ICPC countries and the connection of these Grids to European DCIs and existing Service Grids in ICPC countries by employing 3G Bridge technology. Moreover, building on the solid expertise of the DEGISCO partners, the project will provide recommendations on best practices and define joint roadmaps for ICPC countries and Europe.
The application support activities of DEGISCO support the use of the already two dozen ported applications on new connected DCI's in ICPC countries and support new applications.
The dissemination and training activities will promote via various channels such interoperation between Desktop Grid and Service Grid infrastructures on a global scale, which leads to more awareness under the general public of computational science and distributed computing co-funded by the EC. As a result more citizens, students, and companies are expected to donate resources to scientific purposes.
As part of these activities an International Desktop Grid Federation will be operated allowing for effective exchange of information through participation.

Coordinator

MAGYAR TUDOMANYOS AKADEMIA SZAMITASTECHNIKAI ES AUTOMATIZALASI KUTATOINTEZET

Address

Kende Utca 13-17
1111 Budapest

Hungary

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 161 960

Administrative Contact

Robert Lovas (Dr.)

Participants (12)

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Universidade Federal de Campina Grande

Brazil

EU Contribution

€ 32 258

HUAZHONG UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

China

EU Contribution

€ 32 258

ATOS SPAIN SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 22 705

UNIVERSIDAD DE ZARAGOZA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 61 525

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 90 415

KAZAKH-BRITISH TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY JSC

Kazakhstan

EU Contribution

€ 32 258

STICHTING ALMEREGRID

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 152 916

Institution of Russian Academy of Sciences Institute for Systems Analysis RAS

Russia

EU Contribution

€ 62 100

ACADEMIA SINICA

Taiwan

EU Contribution

€ 28 470

G.V.Kurdyumov Institute for Metal Physics, National Academy of Sciences

Ukraine

EU Contribution

€ 37 567

THE UNIVERSITY OF WESTMINSTER LBG

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 85 493

HEALTHGRID

France

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 261561

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 June 2010

  • End date

    31 May 2012

Funded under:

FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES

  • Overall budget:

    € 871 702

  • EU contribution

    € 799 925

Coordinated by:

MAGYAR TUDOMANYOS AKADEMIA SZAMITASTECHNIKAI ES AUTOMATIZALASI KUTATOINTEZET

Hungary