The Grid 2006 Conference, which features keynote talks, panel, peer reviewed papers presentations, and posters, serves as both the premier conference presenting best Grid research and a forum where new concepts can be introduced and explored. This year the Conference will be co-located with the 2006 Cluster conference.... Read more
The Enabling Grids for E-sciencE project brings together scientists and engineers from more than 90 institutions in 32 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 over 20,000 CPU available to users 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in addition to about 5 Petabytes (5 million Gigabytes) of storage, and maintains 20,000 concurrent jobs on average. 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 EGEE’06 conference is the major event of the EGEE project where Grid user communities, decision makers, resource providers and developers will discuss how to capitalize on past investments and plan a sustainable future for the Grid. The EGEE’06 conference will be the focus point of a large number of Grid projects featuring prominently in both plenary and parallel sessions during the 5 days of this event. Welcome to the key European Grid event of 2006! For more information go to the EGEE'06 Conference Site
To learn more about the EGEE next generation middleware, go to "". Here you can learn how the infrastructure is being improved for an even more dependable and scalable resource, capable of meeting the needs of a large & diverse e-Science user community.
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.