Community Research and Development Information Service - CORDIS


CODES — Result In Brief

Project ID: 18122
Funded under: FP6-SME
Country: Italy

A boost to electromagnetic software

European experts have developed faster and more robust electromagnetic software. Project successes will facilitate numerous remote applications and digital communication.
A boost to electromagnetic software
Many high-tech applications, from remote sensing and broadband networks to telemedicine and security systems, rely on technology known as electromagnetic software. European small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have produced excellent components and software in this respect over the last few years. However, inexpensive imports from other markets have been undermining European efforts and competitiveness.

To overcome this phenomenon, the EU-funded project 'Computing on demand for electromagnetic software and applications' (Codes) aimed to achieve faster, more robust software. It designed external add-on products as well as internal products that boost performance of existing electromagnetic design tools.

In order to achieve its objectives, the project configured and implemented a working geographical computational grid, or Codes computer grid (CCG), among project participants to test progress and assess development. It then developed the Codes grid framework (CGF), a multi-platform middleware that solves problems linked to the distribution of electromagnetic software tools over a computational grid and its integration into systems.

The new CGF relies on an open source toolkit for building computing grids (Globus Toolkit 4) and adds many new features to existing protocols and systems. It is easy to install and allows rapid grid configuration changes while effectively securing remote logging. The software system also allows interfacing with older systems and offers a myriad of advantages over existing technology.

In summary, Codes effectively upgraded software for grid computing enabling rapid parallel threads of executions on distributed platforms (parallelisation) and improved autonomous tasks (distribution). Its software systems and advances are set to give Europe its competitive edge in this technology and position it as a key leader in the sector.

Related information

Follow us on: RSS Facebook Twitter YouTube Managed by the EU Publications Office Top