The project workplan for EUROGRID consists of four application-specific GRID workpackages:  Four additional workpackages will focus on:
  • development of technology that is relevant across 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 will develop interfaces to enable chemists and biologists to submit 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 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: 

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

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.

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