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Distributed applications and middleware for industrial use of European networks (DAMIEN)

Project ID: IST-2000-25406
Funded under: FP5-IST


This document provides a brief update on the achievements of a project funded under the "Research Networking" theme of the FP5 Information Society Technologies (IST) programme. It describes the objectives, experimental work and results of the project.

The DAMIEN project aims at designing middleware to support a particular kind of distributed application, known as a close-coupled application, and at assessing the middleware using industrial applications across the European GEANT network. The project started in early 2001 and finishes in October 2003. It continued the successful work of the European pilot project for GRID-Computing METODIS. The latter has shown successfully the feasibility of the GRID approach in industry. The objective of DAMIEN is to develop further building blocks for a middleware environment for distributed industrial simulation and visualisation in the GRID. Besides the multi-protocol MPI-library PACX-MPI for heterogeneous networks, this includes the handling of Quality of Service requirements in distributed simulations. The coupling code interface MpCCI allows the linking of distributed applications. Tools for performance analysis (Vampir) and performance prediction (DIMEMAS) offer extended GRID-awareness. Applications from industry serve as test cases for the developed software.

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