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Motivation - Current situation of HPC
High Performance Computing (HPC) systems are crucial resources for research and development
Users want to focus on their science rather than becoming HPC specialists
Operation of HPC systems requires specialised centres
European HPC centres offer a variety of HPC architectures from different vendors with frequent innovation
European HPC centres and users are connected by
high-bandwidth networks

EUROGRID Vision
Build a European Grid infrastructure
that gives users
a seamless, secure access to
High Performance Computing resources
and that advances computational science
in Europe

EUROGRID Goals
Support the e-Science concept
Integrate resources of leading European HPC centres into a European HPC GRID
Develop new software components for GRID computing
Demonstrate the ASP model for HPC access (HPC portal)

EUROGRID Partners
HPC Centres
SCSC Manno (CH)
FZ Jlich (D)
ICM Warsaw (PL)
IDRIS Paris (F)
Univ Bergen (N)
Univ Manchester (UK)
Users
Deutscher Wetterdienst
EADS
debis Systemhaus (Assistant Partner)

EUROGRID Geography

Structure of the Work
Application GRIDS:
application-specific interfaces, evaluation of GRID solutions
Bio-GRID
Meteo-GRID
CAE-GRID
HPC GRID Infrastructure:
connect HPC centres using UNICORE technology
Development and integration of new components
Dissemination and exploitation

Bio-GRID
Operate a GRID for
biomolecular simulations
Develop interfaces to existing biological and
chemical codes

Meteo-GRID
Develop a relocatable version of DWDs weather prediction model
Goal:
weather prediction
on-demand
as an ASP solution

CAE-GRID
Coupled simulation of aircrafts (e.g.
structural mechanics and electromagnetic compatibility)
Goal:
internal HPC portal for EADS engineers

CAE-GRID
Provide HPC portal to engineers at Daimler-Chrysler and partners
Develop GRID technology for
computing cost estimates and billing

HPC-GRID

EUROGRID Infrastructure and Components
Based on UNICORE system
Develop additional GRID components
efficient data transfer
ASP infrastructure
resource broker
application coupling
interactive access
Integration of new components by Pallas and Fecit

Schedule and Milestones

Current Status and Events
EUROGRID-0 has been installed by partners
HPC-Grid is running
Development of application specific user interfaces begun
UNICORE test system is available
(www.fz-juelich.de/unicore-test)
Joint workshop with DataGrid planned for GGF3
EUROGRID booth at SC2001 in Denver
GRIP project about UNICORE Globus interoperability proposed and positively evaluated

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