The project workplan for EUROGRID consists of four application-specific GRID workpackages:
The Meteo GRID workpackage will develop adaptations to an existing weather–prediction code for on–demand localised weather prediction and thus be the first step towards a weather prediction portal.
For the CAE GRID track, two CAE (Computer-aided Engineering) applications are 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 will make their computing resources available to other partners for use in the general HPC field, and adaptations to a number of important HPC applications will be developed.
The EUROGRID software will initially be based on the UNICORE system developed and used by the leading German HPC centers. In five important areas, extensions will be developed:
These extensions will be integrated into the operational EUROGRID software, and will be operated and evaluated by the domain–specific GRID workpackages.
Three releases of EUROGRID will be performed that incorporate the horizontal and domain–specific extensions and adaptations developed in the project.
Two public workshops will be organised.