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1 SEE-GRID Expanding the eInfrastructure inclusion into South-East Europe! Prof. Vasilis Maglaris GRNET - Greek Research & Technology Network Dublin, April 2004

2 2 SEE-GRID: Expanding the eInfrastructure inclusion into South-East Europe! Assist in the creation of Grid awareness in the SE European states by linking National initiatives to the pan-European and worldwide Grid efforts Enable smaller, less-resourced sites to access computing power & to participate in Networking & Training activities Ease the digital divide and release the scientific & productive talents of the SEE region Establish a paradigm for inclusion of non- beneficiaries of EGEE into the extended ERA Key elements: The participation of CERN and EGEE SE-Federation Members - the MoU between EGEE & SEE-GRID

3 Dublin, April pan-european network incl. SEEREN pan-european grid incl. SEE-Grid supercomputers research results from IST (e.g. networking & Grid research) specific services operational support federating NI training networking joint research activities global file system middleware AAA First Steps towards a Pan-European e-Infrastructure…

4 Dublin, April Project Administrative Snapshot Project name:South Eastern European Grid-enabled eInfrastructure Development Project Acronym:SEE-GRID Call Identifier:FP Infrastructures-2 Contract No.:FP6-RI Project type:Specific Support Action (SSA) Start date:01/05/2004 Duration:24 months Total Budget:1,215,000 Є Funding from the EC: 972,000 Є Total Effort:389 person-months Project web-site: wwww wwww wwww.... ssss eeee eeee ---- gggg rrrr iiii dddd.... oooo rrrr gggg

5 Dublin, April Project Members Contractors GRNET (Co-ord.)Greece CERNSwitzerland CLPP-BASBulgaria ICIRomania TUBITAKTurkey SZTAKIHungary INIMAAlbania BIHARNETBosnia-Herzegovina UKIMFYROM UOBSerbia-Montenegro RBICroatia Third Parties 18 universities and research institutes Key words: Human network South-East Europe Grid eInfrastructure

6 Dublin, April GÉANT + SEEREN Communication Network IPv6 GRIDs Scientific/Application Areas Foundation: SEEREN

7 Dublin, April SEEGRID Technical Objectives Migrate and test Grid middleware components and APIs developed by pan- European and national Grid efforts in the regional infrastructure. Deploy (adapt if necessary) and test Grid applications developed by EGEE (Large Hadron Collider Computing Grid, Biomedical Grids) in the regional infrastructure. Demonstrate an additional Grid application of regional interest (e.g. earthquake prediction, meteorology/climate). Integrate available pilot Resource Centers of Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, FYR of Macedonia, Serbia-Montenegro and Turkey into the EGEE- compatible infrastructure. Expand the operations and support center of the EGEE SE Europe Federation to cater for the operations in the above countries. Establish and operate a Regional “Catch-all” Certification Authority (CA) SEEGRID is part of the EUGrid PMA as a “relying party”

8 Dublin, April Creation of Awareness Objectives Create a human network in the area of Grids, eScience and eInfrastructures in SE Europe and promote awareness in the region regarding Grid developments. Integrate incubating and existing National Grid infrastructures in all SEE- GRID countries. This will be accomplised by building upon and exploiting the infrastructure provided by GEANT and SEEREN in the region. Establish a dialogue at the level of policy developments for national grid initiatives and provide input to the agenda of national governments and funding bodies Pursue dissemination conferences, training material and demonstrations for hands-on experience, in coordination with EGEE, which will promote the project results to the private and public sector, ultimately reaching the general public.

9 Dublin, April Memorandum of Understanding Migrate and test Grid middleware components and APIs developed by pan-European Grid efforts (e.g. EGEE, etc) in the regional infrastructure - SEE-GRID WP3 / EGEE SA1 Migrate (adapt if necessary) and test Grid applications developed by EGEE (Large Hadron Collider Computing Grid, Biomedical Grids) in the regional infrastructure - SEE-GRID WP3 / EGEE NA4. Integrate available pilot Resource Centers of Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, FYRoM, Serbia-Montenegro and Turkey into the EGEE infrastructure. Expand the operations and support center of the EGEE SE Europe Federation” Promote awareness in the region regarding Grid developments through dissemination conferences, training material and demonstrations for hands-on experience, in coordination with EGEE, which will promote the project results to the private and public sector, ultimately reaching the general public.

10 Dublin, April Milestones (end results) Project management information system established (M1) Questionnaire online publishing mechanism (M2) Identified user communities (M2) Promotional package available (M3) NGIs requirements collected and analysed (M6) Start operations and support center (M13) First migration of Grid applications (M14) First adaptation of middleware components, APIs and application development environment (M18) Demonstration labs (M21) Final migration of Grid applications (M22) Final migration of middleware components and APIs (M24) Demonstration of applications (M24) SEE-GRID conference proceedings (M24)

11 Dublin, April Project kick-off Project official start date May 1 st, 2004 PSC-01 - kick-off meetingMay 17 th, 2004, Athens, Greece (with WCIT) PSC-02June 6 th, 2004, Rhodes, Greece (with TNC2004) Training-01Opatija, Croatia, May Training-02 Naples, Italy, July (Grid School)

12 Dublin, April SEE-GRID in the press

13 Dublin, April Q&A


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