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Workplan


The workplan for the EUROGRID project consisted of four application-specific GRID workpackages:

Four additional workpackages focused on:
  • development of technology that was relevant across all application domains
  • integration of functional extensions into the operational EUROGRID system and support for EUROGRID operation
  • information, dissemination and liaison with other GRID projects
    and finally 
  • project management
The Bio GRID workpackage developed interfaces that enabled chemists and biologists to submit their work to HPC facilities via a uniform interface from their workstations, without having to worry about the details of how to run particular packages on different architectures.

The Meteo GRID workpackage developed adaptations to an existing weather–prediction code for on–demand localised weather prediction and made the first step towards a weather prediction portal.

For the CAE GRID track, two CAE (Computer-aided Engineering) applications were adapted to EUROGRID: coupled CAE applications from the aircraft industry, and the provision of ASP services for a set of leading CAE application codes.

In the HPC Research GRID workpackage, the HPC centres in EUROGRID made their computing resources available to other partners for use in the general HPC field, and adaptations to a number of important HPC applications were developed.

The EUROGRID software initially based on the UNICORE system developed and used by the leading German HPC centers. In five important areas, extensions were developed:

  1. efficient data transfer
  2. resource brokerage
  3. ASP services
  4. application coupling
    and
  5. interactive access

These extensions are integrated into the operational EUROGRID software, and were operated and evaluated by the domain–specific GRID workpackages.

Three releases of EUROGRID were performed that incorporated the horizontal and domain–specific extensions and adaptations developed in the project. 


d.mallmann@ fz-juelich.de
10-May-2004
URL: <http://www.eurogrid.org/workplan.html>