Sponsor: The European Community Sixth Framework Program Priority
[FP6-2002-Infrastructures-2 Communication Network Development - Grids]
eInfrastructure Development in South-East Europe (SEE-GRID) aims to provide
specific support actions to assist the participation of the SE European states
to the pan-European and worldwide Grid initiatives by establishing a seamless
and interoperable pilot-Grid infrastructure that will expand and support the
European Research Area (ERA) in the region. The interconnection of the regional
infrastructure to the pan-European and worldwide Grid initiatives will translate
into benefits for the smaller, less-resourced sites in SE Europe to access
computing power that would otherwise be unaffordable. In this perspective, the
SEE-GRID initiative will ease the digital divide and release the scientific
& productive talents of the region and will allow equal participation of the
targeted countries in pan-European Grid efforts in the immediate future. The
project involves the National Grid Initiatives of Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina,
Bulgaria, Croatia, FYR of Macedonia, Greece, Hungary, Romania, Serbia-
Montenegro, and Turkey.
Bilkent University will participate in this project as a third party in the
implementation of the Word Package 3 (WP3). WP3 starts in
M06 and ends in M24 of the project, which starts at May 1, 2004. The
description of the work in WP3 can be summarized as follows:
Select and tune the appropriate middleware solutions with the
existing underlying resources (storage, computing power, connectivity, clusters,
etc) and background knowledge to ensure stability, secure operation and
interoperability among the selected sites.
Deploy and adapt the two EGEE applications: the "Large Hadron
Collider Computing Grid (LCG)", targetting the storage and analysing of
petabytes of real and simulated data from CERN high-energy physics experiments,
and the "Biomedical Grids" addressing the need of several communities
to cope with the flood of bioinformatic and healthcare data (a prime example
being the Health Grid association). A third application of regional interest
will be developed and demonstrated.
Bilkent University will take an active role in migrating and adapting the selected EGEE applications to the Turkey's infrastructure. The know-how and expertise on ensuring stability, interoperability and efficient use of underlying grid resources will be developed and provided to the end-users of the SEE-GRID. Bilkent University will also contribute to selection, deployment, tuning, and testing of the appropriate middleware solutions for the applications of the regional interest.
Principal Investigator: Cevdet
Investigator: Bora Ucar, MSc.
Investigator: Berkant Barla Cambazoğlu, MSc.
Investigator: Ata Türk, BSc.
Duration: May 2004 - April 2006 (24 months)
Sponsor: EC FP6-2002-Infrastructures-2 Communication Network Development - Grids
Contract No: 002356
Budget: 1.250.000 Euro (total), 76.000 Euro (Bilkent University)