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Funded by the European Commission, the Enabling Grids for E-sciencE (EGEE) project is the flagship Grid infrastructure project of the EU.  The second two-year phase of the project started 1 April 2006 and includes:

  • More than 90 partners in 32 countries, organised in 13 Federations,
  • A Grid infrastructure spanning almost 240 sites across 45 countries
  • An infrastructure of 41,000 CPU available to users 24 hours a day, 7 days a week,
  • More than 5 Petabytes (5 million Gigabytes) of storage.
  • sustained & regular workloads of 30K jobs/day, reaching up to 98K jobs/day
  •  massive data transfers > 1.5 GB/s
  • User Support including:
    • A single access point for support, a portal with well structured information and updated documentation, knowledgeable expert; correct, complete and responsive support; tools to help resolve problems
  • Security & Policy, including:
    • Authentication (Use of GSI, X.509 certificates generally issued by national certification authorities)
    • Agreed network of trust (International Grid Trust Federation (IGTF), , , )
    • All EGEE sites will usually trust all IGTF root CAs

EGEE in real time

The gives an idea of the power of EGEE by displaying all jobs submitted through the Resource Brokers displayed. These Resource Brokers are being monitored directly through a mySQL database connection. Since this information is continually updated, job movement around the world map is seen in real time, along with changes in status. You can also see the through the LCG Grid Operations Centre GIIS Monitor.

EGEE Applications

As well as the enormous processing power available, a series of applications have been successfuly deployed and used on the EGEE Grid infrastructure, initially from the fields of High Energy Physics (HEP) and Biomedicine.

EGEE now also supports applications from many other scientific domains, such as Astrophysics, Computational Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Finance, Fusion, Geophysics, Multimedia. In addition, there are several applications from the industrial sector running on the EGEE Grid, such as applications from geophysics and the plastics industry.

Geocluster, the leading industry seismic processing solution, is the first industrial application successfully running on the EGEE Production Service, within the Expanding GEOsciences on DEmand (EGEODE) Virtual Organisation.

EGEE also supports the OpenPlast Project, an industrial application project using a computing grid, focused on the specific needs of plasturgy companies. The first phase of this project is to work on the simulation of thermoplastic material injection processes.

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