EGEE Discussion Forum

Welcome to EGEE (Enabling Grids for E-sciencE).


The Enabling Grids for E-sciencE project brings together scientists and engineers from more than 240 institutions in 45 countries world-wide to provide a seamless Grid infrastructure for e-Science that is available to scientists 24 hours-a-day. Conceived from the start as a four-year project, the second two-year phase started on 1 April 2006, and is funded by the European Commission.

Expanding from originally two scientific fields, high energy physics and life sciences, EGEE now integrates applications from many other scientific fields, ranging from geology to computational chemistry. Generally, the EGEE Grid infrastructure is ideal for any scientific research especially where the time and resources needed for running the applications are considered impractical when using traditional IT infrastructures.

The EGEE Grid consists of 41,000 CPU available to users 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in addition to about 5 PB disk (5 million Gigabytes) + tape MSS of storage, and maintains 100,000 concurrent jobs. Having such resources available changes the way scientific research takes place. The end use depends on the users' needs: large storage capacity, the bandwidth that the infrastructure provides, or the sheer computing power available.

The Enabling Grids for E-sciencE Project uses a series of acronyms and keywords. To check their meanings, please refer to the glossary.

EGEE User Forum

The third EGEE User Forum was held in Clermont-Ferrand, France on 11-14 February, 2008. The programme consisted of daily plenary sessions featuring distinguished keynote speakers, followed by parallel sessions focusing on grid use within the many user disciplines, and also on specific grid technologies and techniques. Sessions for demonstrations and posters augmented the oral programme, and provided a key element of the forum.

The programme featured also a number of Training sessions and Workshops: Embrace, gLite, gEclipse, Healthgrid and OMII-Europe.

For further information please visit eu-egee.org/uf3

EGEE Conference

The EGEE'08 Conference will be held from 22 to 26 September 2008 in Istanbul - Turkey hosted by TUBITAK ULAKBIM at the Harbiye Askeri Museum. More information will be available soon.

Click here to learn more about the previous EGEE Conferences.

EGEE Community

Through the EGEE portal Registered Community Members have free access to a series of online tools that allow you to: personalise and update your EGEE member profile including your current work, your organisation, your background even upload your photo; showcase your organisation’s experience and expertise in Grid; view other member profiles and contact them on areas of mutual interest; contribute to the EGEE discussion boards and post your comments or requests of advice; register to attend EGEE Industry Days; download EGEE Industry Day Reports and Presentations; download related EGEE materials and documentation. Join our Community now!

Collaboration Opportunities

Collaborations in EGEE are possible if you want to collaborate as a End-User, Virtual Organisation or Resource Provider. Collaborations are open for a series of platforms and purposes.  To learn more on the collaborations opportunities available, please click here.

EGEE Newsletters

If you are not yet a Community Member but you wish to receive updates on the project in our Newsletters, please send an email to (please remove NOSPAM from the address) or join our community here

Grid Café

Are you new to the EGEE Grid infrastructure and Grid computing and want to find out more about this technology? Then the is a great place to start for a quick introduction.  


The glossary sheet has been specially created to provide you with a quick reference to Grid terminology and specific terms relating to EGEE.

EGEE Info Pack

Donwload the EGEE Information Pack - Learn more about the project, our activites and how to get involved. For more information visit the Information Sheets section

Previous EGEE Site

The first phase of the EGEE project ended on 31 March 2006. Click here to visit the previous site.

Latest News

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Information Sheets

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