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