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SEE-GRID eInfrastructure for Regional eScience

  • Ognjen Prnjat
  • Antun Balaz
  • Dusan Vudragovic
  • Ioannis Liabotis
  • Cevat Sener
  • Branko Marovic
  • Miklos Kozlovszky
  • Gabriel Neagu
Conference paper

Abstract

In the past 6 years, a number of targeted initiatives, funded by the European Commission via its information society and RTD programmes and Greek infrastructure development actions, have articulated a successful regional development actions in South East Europe that can be used as a role model for other international developments. The SEEREN (South-East European Research and Education Networking initiative) project, through its two phases, established the SEE segment of the pan-European G ´EANT network and successfully connected the research and scientific communities in the region. Currently, the SEE-LIGHT project is working towards establishing a dark-fiber backbone that will interconnect most national Research and Education networks in the region. On the distributed computing and storage provisioning i.e. Grid plane, the SEE-GRID (South-East European GRID e-Infrastructure Development) project, similarly through its two phases, has established a strong human network in the area of scientific computing and has set up a powerful regional Grid infrastructure, and attracted a number of applications from different fields from countries throughout the South-East Europe. The current SEEGRID-SCI project, ending in April 2010, empowers the regional user communities from fields of meteorology, seismology and environmental protection in common use and sharing of the regional e-Infrastructure. Current technical initiatives in formulation are focusing on a set of coordinated actions in the area of HPC and application fields making use of HPC initiatives. Finally, the current SEERA-EI project brings together policy makers – programme managers from 10 countries in the region. The project aims to establish a communication platform between programme managers, pave the way towards common e-Infrastructure strategy and vision, and implement concrete actions for common funding of electronic infrastructures on the regional level. The regional vision on establishing an e-Infrastructure compatible with European developments, and empowering the scientists in the region in equal participation in the use of pan- European infrastructures, is materializing through the above initiatives. This model has a number of concrete operational and organizational guidelines which can be adapted to help e-Infrastructure developments in other world regions. In this paper we review the most important developments and contributions by the SEEGRID- SCI project.

Keywords

User Community Grid Resource Grid Environment Operational Tool Grid Infrastructure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ognjen Prnjat
    • 1
  • Antun Balaz
    • 2
  • Dusan Vudragovic
    • 2
  • Ioannis Liabotis
    • 1
  • Cevat Sener
    • 3
  • Branko Marovic
    • 4
  • Miklos Kozlovszky
    • 5
  • Gabriel Neagu
    • 6
  1. 1.GRNETAthensGreece
  2. 2.SCL, Institute of Physics BelgradeBelgradeSerbia
  3. 3.Middle East Technical UniversityAnkaraTurkey
  4. 4.University of Belgrade Computer CentreBelgradeSerbia
  5. 5.MTA SZTAKIBudapestHungary
  6. 6.ICIBucharestRomania

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