Current Projects

  • EGI-InSPIRE. The EGI-InSPIRE project (Integrated Sustainable Pan-European Infrastructure for Researchers in Europe) started on 1 May 2010, co-funded by the European Commission (contract number: RI-261323) for four years, as a collaborative effort involving more than 50 institutions in over 40 countries. Its mission is to establish a sustainable European Grid Infrastructure (EGI). EGI-InSPIRE is ideally placed to join together the new Distributed Computing Infrastructures (DCIs) such as clouds, supercomputing networks and desktop grids, for the benefit of user communities within the European Research Area.


Past Projects

  • Enabling Grids for E-sciencE. Enabling Grids for E-sciencE (EGEE) is the largest multi-disciplinary grid infrastructure in the world, which brings together more than 140 institutions to produce a reliable and scalable computing resource available to the European and global research community. At present, it consists of approximately 300 sites in 50 countries and gives its 10,000 users access to 80,000 CPU cores around-the-clock.
  • eScienceCY. The project was funded by the Research Promotion Foundation of Cyprus under the 2003-2005 National Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development. The project's main objectives have been completed successfully. The infrastructure has been deployed and user applications have been installed and executed. More specifically we have completed the following activities: (a) deployment of the infrastructure, (b) functionality has been tested and verified, (c) administration and operation training, (d) Grid middleware has been installed and and tested.
    Applications from physics, chemistry and health sciences have been selected and implemented. Well defined methods are used in application upgrades that satisfy the need for safety and security.
  • CoreGrid. The CoreGRID Network of Excellence (NoE) aims at strengthening and advancing scientific and technological excellence in the area of Grid and Peer-to-Peer technologies. To achieve this objective, the Network brings together a critical mass of well-established researchers (161 permanent researchers and 164 PhD students) from forty-one institutions who have constructed an ambitious joint programme of activities.
  • CrossGrid. The main objective of the CrossGrid project is to extend the GRID environment across Europe, and to a new category of applications. In particular, the Cross Grid project will develop, implement and exploit new Grid components for interactive compute and data intensive applications like simulation and visualisation for surgical procedures, flooding crisis, team decision support systems, distributed data analysis, air pollution combined with weather forecasting.
  • APART. Project's basic goals are: (a) Forum of tool experts, parallel computer vendors, and software companies to discuss automation of performance analysis tools, (b) Identify requirements for automatic performance analysis support knowledge about typical performance bottlenecks base implementation technologies and (c) Focus is on scientific applications on parallel computers but the results will be evaluated also with respect to other programming environments, such as meta-computing and distributed object-oriented programming.