The European Grid Initiative (EGI)

Towards a Sustainable Grid Infrastructure
  • D. Kranzlmüller
  • J. Marco de Lucas
  • P. Öster
Conference paper


Grid computing is a technology for distributed storage and processing of data, providing virtualised access to large-scale computing and other networked resources. Over the past decade, European states and the European Commission have invested heavily in grid technologies and Europe has reached a leading position in grid development and deployment. Moreover, Europe has also been highly active in accelerating the corporate and social usage of grids. Today’s European grid infrastructure already supports a wide range of applications that are being developed, from testbed projects to efforts in infrastructure deployment and management. In addition, many European countries have initiated national grid projects and e-Science projects.


Grid computing Grid technologies e-Infrastructures Sustainability European grid infrastructure National grid initiatives 


  1. 1.
    e-Infrastructure Reflection Group (e-IRG).
  2. 2.
    EGI_DS project vision paper.
  3. 3.
    EU FP7 Project BalticGrid Second Phase (BalticGrid-II).
  4. 4.
    EU FP7 Project Distributed European Infrastructure for Supercomputing Applications (DEISA).
  5. 5.
    EU FP7 Project Enabling Grids for E-sciencE (EGEE).
  6. 6.
    EU FP7 Project European Grid Initiative Design Study (EGI_DS).
  7. 7.
    EU FP7 Project Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE).
  8. 8.
    EU FP7 Project South Eastern European Grid-enabled e-Infrastructure development (SEE-Grid).
  9. 9.
    The European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI).

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Kranzlmüller
    • 1
  • J. Marco de Lucas
    • 2
  • P. Öster
    • 3
  1. 1.Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) Muenchen & Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ)MunichGermany
  2. 2.Instituto de Fisica de Cantabria, IFCA, CSIC-UC SantanderSantanderSpain
  3. 3.CSC – IT Center for Science Ltd.EspooFinland

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