European Research Network on Foundations, Software Infrastructures and Applications for large scale distributed, GRID and Peer-to-Peer Technologies

Keywords:
Internet Internet technology, Computer engineering Computer, GRID, P2P

Abstract:

The CoreGRID Network of Excellence aims at building a European-wide research laboratory that will achieve scientific and technological excellence in the domain of large scale distributed, Grid and Peer-to-Peer computing. It is the primary objective of CoreGRID Network of Excellence to build solid foundations for Grid and Peer-to-Peer (P2P) computing both on a methodological basis and a technological basis. This will be achieved by structuring research in the area, leading to integrated research among experts from the relevant fields, and more specifically distributed systems and middleware, programming models, algorithms and tools and environments.

The research program is structured around five complementary research areas that have been selected on the basis of their strategic importance, their research challenges and the European expertise in these areas to develop next generation grids:

  • knowledge & data management, programming model, system architecture, resource management and scheduling, problem
  • solving environments, tools and grid systems.

CoreGRID will implement a set of activities to spread the excellence outside the network targeted both the scientific community and the industry. Integrated activities such as internal dissemination, increasing the awareness of researchers to security issues, setting up of a grid testbed for research assessment and a specific programme for organizing the mobility of researchers will be implemented during the lifetime of the Network. The CoreGRID Network of Excellence aims at building a European-wide research laboratory that will achieve scientific and technological excellence in the domain of large scale distributed, Grid and Peer-to-Peer computing. It is the primary objective of
CoreGRID Network of Excellence to build solid foundations for Grid and Peer-to-Peer (P2P) computing both on a methodological basis and a technological basis. This will be achieved by structuring research in the area, leading to integrated research among experts from the relevant fields, and more specifically distributed systems and middleware, programming models, algorithms and tools and environments.

The research program is structured around five complementary research areas that have been selected on the basis of their strategic importance, their research challenges and the European expertise in these areas to develop next generation grids:

  • knowledge & data management, programming model, system architecture, resource management and scheduling, problem
  • solving environments, tools and grid systems.

CoreGRID will implement a set of activities to spread the excellence outside the network targeted both the scientific community and the industry. Integrated activities such as internal dissemination, increasing the awareness of researchers to security issues, setting up of a grid testbed for research assessment and a specific programme for organizing the mobility of researchers will be implemented during the lifetime of the Network.

Partners:
1 European Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics GEIE ERCIM France
2 CETIC CETIC Belgium
3 Institute for Parallel Processing IPP-BAS Bulgaria
4 Information Science and Technologies Institute CNR-ISTI Italy
5 French National Research Council CNRS France
6 Delft University of Technology TUD Netherlands
7 Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology EPFL Switzerland
8 Fraunhofer Gesellschaft Germany
9 Forschungszentrum Jülich FZJ Germany
10 High Performance Computing Centre USTUTT Germany
11 Institute of Computer Science, Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas ICS-FORTH Greece
12 Imperial College IC UK
13 National Institute for Research in Nuclear Physics INFN Italy
14 National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control INRIA France
15 Royal Institute of Technology KTH Sweden
16 Masaryk University Brno MU Czech R.
17 Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center PSNC Poland
18 Rutherford Appleton Laboratory - Central Laboratory of the Research Councils RAL - CCLRC UK
19 Swedish Institute of Computer Science SICS Sweden
20 Computer and Automation Research Institute SZTAKI Hungary
21 The Queen's University of Belfast QUB UK
22 Univertity of Muenster WWU Muenster Germany
23 University of Calabria UNICAL Italy
24 University of Cambridge UCAM-DAMTP UK
25 University of Cardiff UWC UK
26 University of Chile UCHILE Chili
27 University of Coimbra UCO Portugal
28 University of Cyprus UCY Cyprus
29 University of Dortmund UNI DO Germany
30 University of Lecce UNILE Italy
31 Université catholique de Louvain à Louvain-la-Neuve UCL Belgium
32 Victoria University of Manchester UoM UK
33 The University of Newcastle Upon Tyne UNCL UK
34 University of Passau UNI PASSAU Germany
35 University of Pisa UNIPI Italy
36 Haute Ecole Spécialisée de Suisse Occidentale HES-SO Switzerland
37 University of Westminster UoW UK
38 Technical University of Catalonia UPC Spain
39 Vrije Universiteit VUA Netherland
40 Technical Research Centre of Finland VTT Finland
41 Zuse Institute Berlin ZIB Germany
42 CYFRONET CYFRONET Poland

Duration:
48 months. 1 September 2004 - 30 September 2008

ERCIM's role:
Project co-ordinator

Total budget:
8 200 000 Euro

Funding Agencies:
European Commission, FP6 IST Programme, unit F2 Technologies Grid

Links:
CoreGRID home page: http://www.coregrid.net/