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eInfrastructure Projects

  • The goal of the BalticGrid project is to extend the European Grid by integrating new partners from the Baltic States (Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia) in the European Grid research community and to foster the development of Grid infrastructure in these countries.
  • The purpose of this FP6 funded research infrastructure is to enable scientific discovery across a broad spectrum of science and technology, by enhancing and reinforcing European capabilities in the area of high performance computing.
  • aims to facilitate scientific data transfer and processing in a first sample of application areas that have already strong collaborations between Europe and China.
  • aims to set up in the Mediterranean a Grid infrastructure for Research, which can become part of EGEE and be integrated with analogous initiatives in the Balkans, North Europe, Latin America and Far-East Asia.
  • intends to provide specific support actions to pave the way towards the participation of the SE European countries to the Pan-European and worldwide Grid initiatives.
  • aims to support a Pilot e-Infrastructure between Europe and Latin America, with a clear emphasis on dissemination activities and integration between Latin-American Grid initiatives and European counterparts.

Support Projects

  • aims to improve the quality of Grid and distributed software by offering a practical quality assurance process to software projects, based on a build and test service.
  • aims to improve the quality of Grid and distributed software by offering a practical quality assurance process to software projects, based on a build and test service.
  • aims to promote the development and exploitation of eInfrastructures worldwide. It helps knowledge exchange between industry and research, users and providers. BELIEF through online tools and events helps expand visions of future eInfrastructure landscapes and provide a knowledge platform to realise them.
  • has the vision to harvest open-source, WebServices-based, Grid software from across Europe and to supply these key grid services in a form that will allow them to interoperate across heterogeneous infrastructures, in particular EGEE, UNICORE and Globus.
  • is a two-year project aiming  to contribute to the consolidation of the European Grid infrastructure in the field of computer security.

Application projects

  • creates an advanced test-bed that will allow virtual e-Science communities to share knowledge and collaborate in a secure, coordinated, dynamic and cost-effective way by integrating grid and digital library technologies.
  • . Recent developments in Grid technologies have concentrated on providing batch access to distributed computational and storage resources. GRIDCC will extend this to include access to and control of distributed instrumentation.
  • is an integrated platform for European paediatrics based on a grid-enabled network of leading clinical centres.
  • aims to connect many European computer centres in order to carry out Bioinformatics research and to develop new applications in the sector using a network of services based on futuristic Grid networking technology that represents the natural evolution of the Web.
  • aims to foster the adoption of the so-called Next Generation Grid technologies by the realization of several business experiments and the creation of a toolset repository of Grid middleware upper layers.

EC Policy Initiatives

  • The role of the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) is to support a coherent approach to policy-making on research infrastructures in Europe, and to act as an incubator for international negotiations about concrete initiatives. In particular, ESFRI is preparing a European Roadmap for new research infrastructures of pan-European interest. See ESFRI’s European roadmap for research infrastructures.
  • The eInfrastructure Reflection Group (eIRG) Meeting coordinates on a high European level the introduction of a (grid based) infrastructure for e-Science. The main objective of the eIRG is to support on the political, advisory and monitoring level, the creation of a policy and administrative framework for the easy and cost-effective shared use of electronic resources in Europe (focusing on Grid-computing, data storage, and networking resources) across technological, administrative and national domains.


Other Grid and eInfrastructure Links


  • is a great starting point if you want to know more about Grid Computing. It gives an overview of the Grid, its history, uses and potential. It even has a game or two!
  • is the homepage of the Globus Alliance and their toolkit.
  • is a US Grid computing infrastructure that supports scientific computing via an open collaboration of science researchers, software developers and computing, storage and network providers.
  • is the largest directory on Grid computing in the world.
  • is a US based page dedicated to the overview and development of Grid computing throughout the world.
  • Seismic Modeling and Oil Reservoir Simulations with TeraGrid in the US.
  • was the predecessor to the EGEE project. It was one of the first projects that aimed to enable intensive computation and analysis of shared large-scale databases holding millions of gigabytes of data, across widely distributed scientific communities. It enabled next generation scientific exploration and data processing capabilities that we know today as The Grid.
  • is the platform for Grid Computing and Technology in the Netherlands.
  • a Grid related portal with lots of information about Grid technologies and downloads available of the latest software etc.
  • is a good place to keep abreast of what's happening generally in the world of Grid Computing, with news articles, discussion and reports.
  • is the latest project at CERN in Switzerland, the new Particle Accelerator being built to find the 'Higgs Boson' and expand other areas of Physics by producing conditions previously impossible to simulate through the use of Grid Technology.
  • is another good 'overview' site which has lots of links to other Grid related resources.
  • or 'The Data Mining Tools and Services for Grid Computing Environments' project is a shared cost Strategic Targeted Research Project (STREP) granted by the European Commission. It is part of the Sixth Framework Programme of the Information Society Technologies Programme (IST).
  • is a meeting place for thousands of individuals from both industry and research, where global standardisation for Grid computing is discussed. GGF's primary objective is to support the development, deployment, and implementation of various Grid technologies and applications. It will also develop 'best practice' guidlines and documentation for technical specifications, user experience and implementation.
  • develops a grid service infrastructure based on the Open Grid Services Architecture (OGSA) and on the UNICORE grid software initially developed in the German UNICORE and UNICORE Plus projects and extended in the EU funded EUROGRID and GRIP projects. UniGrids will develop translation mechanisms, such as resource ontologies, to interoperate with other OGSA compliant systems. At the same time UniGrids will target grid economics by developing a SLA framework and cross-grid brokering services. The project developments will be proven in scientific and industrial domains, namely biomolecular and computational biology, energy, geophysical depth imaging by oil companies and reactor safety.
  • - Intelligent Framework for Generating Open (Adaptable) Development Platforms for Web - Service Enabled Applications Using Semantic Web Technologies, Distributed Decisions Support Units and Multi - Agent - Systems. It is an EU project, involving leading authorities on Semantic Web Technologies to develop an application-oriented software toolset for creating, maintaining and executing open and extensible development platforms for Semantic Web services.
  • is an internet front-end database developed by CERN, which enables searching, communication and collaboration between various projects in the field of Nuclear Research.