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CoreGRID Relaunches as ERCIM Working Group

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, August 26, 2008 – This year’s CoreGRID Symposium marks the end of CoreGRID as a Network of Excellence funded by the European Commission. Most important, it corresponds to the re-launch of CoreGRID as the self-sustained ERCIM Working Group covering research activities on both Grid and Service Computing while maintaining the momentum of the European collaboration on Grid research

After four years of existence, CoreGRID has indeed carved out a place for itself in the international Grid research arena. With 330 researchers from 46 European research institutions, it has become one of the largest research centres in Grid computing, encompassing a vast range of research topics such as knowledge and data management, programming models, middleware, resource management and scheduling, workflow, service infrastructures and peer-to-peer systems, just to cite a few. It has now reached its ideal objective: to become the European Grid beacon.

CoreGRID's significant and promising research results in Grid computing are largely promoted at the occasion of the CoreGRID Symposium. This successful event, jointly organized with the Euro-Par 2008 conference on August 25-26 in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, gathers hundred key researchers and industrials from European and Member States initiatives in Grid research, as well as from international projects in the field.

According to Dr Thierry Priol (INRIA) in charge of CoreGRID's scientific co-ordination and of the Symposium's organization, "The objective of this event is to definitely demonstrate CoreGRID leadership in Grid research".

Having been active for four years, CoreGRID has now reached a highly visible position: it is recognized worldwide. It is really satisfying for the CoreGRID researchers to see that their work has been influential in the development of new technologies and products and has contributed to the European economy’s growth. It is also an enthusiastic determination for all CoreGRID partners to continue to work together and address new research challenges under this new status of ERCIM Working Group.

About CoreGRID

Project start date: 1 September 2004
Duration: 48 months
EU funding: €8,200,000
Type of project: Network of Excellence
Project reference: 004265
Programme type: Sixth Framework Programme
Programme acronym: FP6-IST
Project co-ordinator: Philippe Rohou, ERCIM
Scientific co-ordinator: Thierry Priol, INRIA

The CoreGRID Annual Report 2007 is available for download on
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