Journal of Grid Computing

, Volume 9, Issue 2, pp 259–277

DEISA—Distributed European Infrastructure for Supercomputing Applications


    • RZG-Max Planck Society
  • Denis Girou
    • IDRIS-CNRS Orsay
  • Alison Kennedy
    • EPCCUniversity of Edinburgh
  • Hermann Lederer
    • RZG-Max Planck Society
  • Johannes Reetz
    • RZG-Max Planck Society
  • Morris Riedel
    • Forschungszentrum Jülich
  • Andreas Schott
    • RZG-Max Planck Society
  • Andrea Vanni
    • CINECA Bologna
  • Mariano Vazquez
    • BSC Barcelona
  • Jules Wolfrat
    • SARA

DOI: 10.1007/s10723-011-9183-2

Cite this article as:
Gentzsch, W., Girou, D., Kennedy, A. et al. J Grid Computing (2011) 9: 259. doi:10.1007/s10723-011-9183-2


The paper presents an overview of the current research and achievements of the DEISA project, with a focus on the general concept of the infrastructure, the operational model, application projects and science communities, the DEISA Extreme Computing Initiative, user and application support, operations and technology, services, collaborations and interoperability, and the use of standards and policies. The paper concludes with a discussion about the long-term sustainability of the DEISA infrastructure.


DEISAe-Sciencee-InfrastructuresGrid computingSupercomputingHigh performance computingInteroperability Security

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