E-SCIENCE GRID FACILITY FOR EUROPE AND LATIN AMERI.. (EELA-2)
E-SCIENCE GRID FACILITY FOR EUROPE AND LATIN AMERICA
Start date: Apr 1, 2008,
End date: Mar 31, 2010
EELA-2 aims to build, on the current EELA e-Infrastructure, a high capacity, production-quality, scalable Grid Facility providing round-the-clock, worldwide access to distributed computing, storage and network resources for a wide spectrum of applications from European and Latin American scientific communities. The project will provide an empowered Grid Facility with versatile services fulfilling application requirements and ensure the long-term sustainability of the e-Infrastructure beyond the term of the project.The specific EELA-2 objectives are:- Build a Grid Facility by:\tExpanding the current EELA e-Infrastructure to consist of more production sites mobilising more computing nodes and more storage space, at start of the project and to further grow storage over the duration of the project;\tProviding, in collaboration with related projects (e.g. EGEE), the full set of Grid Services needed by all types of scientific applications;\tSupporting applications various types (from classical off-line data processing up to control and data acquisition of scientific instruments), selected against well defined criteria (including grid added value, suitability for Grid deployment, outreach/potential impact);- Ensure the Grid Facility sustainability:\tThrough the already established and new contacts with policy/decision makers, collaborating with RedCLARA and NRENs and supporting the ongoing creation of e-Science Initiatives and/or National Grid initiatives (NGI).\tBuilding the support of the e-Infrastructure to provide a complete set of Global Services from a Central Operation Centre and to pave the way for the creation of Regional Operation Centres in Latin America:\tAttracting new applications;\tMaking available knowledge of EELA-2 Grid Facility to all potential users, developers, and decision makers through an extensive Training and Dissemination program; \tCreating knowledge repositories federated with the EGEE ones.
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