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1 CoreGRID: European Research Network on Foundations, Software Infrastructures and Applications for large scale distributed, GRID and Peer-to-Peer Technologies Thierry PRIOL* Scientific Coordinator INRIA/ERCIM * Director of the ACI GRID from the French Ministry of Research Head of the PARIS project-team at INRIA

2 European Research Network on Foundations, Software Infrastructures and Applications for large scale distributed, GRID and Peer-to-Peer Technologies 2 Outline of the Presentation A Brief Overview of the GRID Concept The European Union Effort in GRID The CoreGRID Network of Excellence Conclusion

3 European Research Network on Foundations, Software Infrastructures and Applications for large scale distributed, GRID and Peer-to-Peer Technologies 3 A Grid definition… from the Globus project Analogy with the power grid –Processing power = Electricity Flexible, secure, coordinated resource sharing among –dynamic collections of individuals, institutions and resources (from The anatomy of the Grid: Enabling Scalable Virtual Organizations) Enable communities or virtual organizations (VO) to share –geographically distributed resources as they pursue common goals Different type of resources –Computers, storage, sensors, networks, visualization, software, …

4 European Research Network on Foundations, Software Infrastructures and Applications for large scale distributed, GRID and Peer-to-Peer Technologies 4 The Nebulous GRID: from concept to implementations

5 European Research Network on Foundations, Software Infrastructures and Applications for large scale distributed, GRID and Peer-to-Peer Technologies 5 Different kind of Grids Information Grid: Sharing knowledge –The Web : one of the killer application of the Internet Storage Grid: Sharing data –Music, Video, …: the killer applications –Scientific data Computational Grid: Aggregating computing power –Virtual Supercomputing –ASP metacomputing –Internet computing or desktop grid : killer apps here !

6 European Research Network on Foundations, Software Infrastructures and Applications for large scale distributed, GRID and Peer-to-Peer Technologies 6 Computational Grids: several « visions » Like for electricity (nuclear, hydraulic, wind, …) Virtual Supercomputing –A combination of several supercomputers geographically distributed ( ) –Ex: Globus, Legion, Unicore Internet computing –Desktop Grid, Scavenging Grid –A combination of a large number of PCs ( ) –Use of idle PCs (cycle stealing) –Ex: xTremWeb Metacomputing –A combination of several applications servers –Ex: Diet, NetSolve, Ninf Internet N3S NASTRAN FLUENT NASTRAN STAR-CD

7 European Research Network on Foundations, Software Infrastructures and Applications for large scale distributed, GRID and Peer-to-Peer Technologies 7 CoreGRID vision of the GRID Information GRIDs Storage & Computational GRIDs

8 European Research Network on Foundations, Software Infrastructures and Applications for large scale distributed, GRID and Peer-to-Peer Technologies 8 Applications Infrastructure Middleware Infrastructure DataTag Computing EuroGrid, DataGrid, Damien Tools and Middleware GridLab, GRIP Applications EGSO, CrossGrid, BioGrid, FlowGrid, Moses, COG, GEMSS, Grace, Mammogrid, OpenMolGrid, Selene, P2P / ASP / Webservices P2People, ASP-BP, GRIA, MMAPS, GRASP, GRIP, WEBSI Clustering GridStart Grid projects funded by the EU Former FP5 IST Grid Projects (58 M)

9 European Research Network on Foundations, Software Infrastructures and Applications for large scale distributed, GRID and Peer-to-Peer Technologies 9 IST-FP6 commitment to Grid research First actions launched in IST-FP5 Grid research is a key strategic objective FP5 FP6 125M 58M From FP5 to FP6 Grid research funding more than doubles

10 European Research Network on Foundations, Software Infrastructures and Applications for large scale distributed, GRID and Peer-to-Peer Technologies 10 Grid Research and Deployment in FP6 Grids for Complex Problem Solving –Architecture, design and development of the next generation Grid –Enabling application technologies DG IST - F2 Research Infrastructure –Deployment of specific high performance Grids –Deployment of high-capacity and high-speed communi- cations network - GEANT DG IST - F3 Research & DevelopmentDeployment Application-oriented Strategic Objectives e.g. eBusiness, eGov, eWork, eHealth, risks management, environment, transport Technology-oriented strategic objectives, e.g. semantic web, embedded systems software and services R&D 200 M RI125 M (IST)

11 European Research Network on Foundations, Software Infrastructures and Applications for large scale distributed, GRID and Peer-to-Peer Technologies 11 New Grid Research Projects (FP6) inteliGRID Semantic Grid based virtual organisations Provenance Provenance for Grids DataminingGrid Datamining tools & services UniGridS Extended OGSA Implementation based on UNICORE GRIDCOORD Building the ERA in Grid research Total EU Funding: 52 M European - wide virtual laboratory for longer term Grid research - foundation for next generation Grids COREGRID EU - driven Grid services architecture for business and industry NEXTGRID Mobile Grid architecture and services for dynamic virtualOrganisations AKOGRIMO Grid-based generic enabling application technologies to facilitate solution of industrial problems SIMDAT OntoGrid Knowledge Services for the semantic Grid HPC4U Fault tolerance, dependability for Grid K-WF Grid Knowledge based workflow & collaboration

12 European Research Network on Foundations, Software Infrastructures and Applications for large scale distributed, GRID and Peer-to-Peer Technologies 12 Network of Excellence (NoE) - objectives To reinforce or strengthen scientific and technological excellence on a given research topic –By integrating the critical mass of expertise needed to provide European leadership and be a world force –Around a Joint Programme of Activity (JPA) Structuring European research by integrating research capacities across Europe Strong and durable integration To progress knowledge on a particular theme Overcome the fragmentation of European research To act as a Virtual Centre of Excellence To spread excellence beyond the partners

13 European Research Network on Foundations, Software Infrastructures and Applications for large scale distributed, GRID and Peer-to-Peer Technologies 13 A clear evidence of fragmentation Grid National initiatives: Belgium Be-GRID Bulgarian BG-Grid Cyprus CyGrid Czech Metacenter French ACI GRID German D-GRID Greek Hellas-GRID Hungarian Grid Italian GRID.IT Polish SGIGrid Scandinavian NORDUGRID Spanish IRISGrid Swiss SwissGRID The Netherlands DAS UK e-Science ACI GRID E-SCIENCE DAS BE-GRIDD-GRID METACENTER SWISSGRID HELLAS-GRID GRID.IT IRISGRIDBG-GRID SGIGRID H-GRID NORDUGRID CYGRID

14 European Research Network on Foundations, Software Infrastructures and Applications for large scale distributed, GRID and Peer-to-Peer Technologies CoreGRID objectives To build a European-wide research laboratory –Create the European Grid Lighthouse and be seen as such worldwide –To achieve integration and sustainability To build solid foundations for GRID and Peer-to-Peer (P2P) technologies –Both on a methodological basis and a technological basis. –Support medium and long term research activities Achieve and promote scientific and technological excellence within & beyond the Grid research community Gather and disseminate European research A think-tank for spin-off projects –EC funded, bilateral projects, international cooperations, …

15 European Research Network on Foundations, Software Infrastructures and Applications for large scale distributed, GRID and Peer-to-Peer Technologies Network priorities Excellence –CoreGRID brings together a European critical mass of well-known experts in GRID and P2P research allowing to compete with research and development in US and Japan –An ambitious joint program of activities to deal with well identified challenges Long-term integration & structuring –Set-up a sustainable European research laboratory with an associated management With several Institutes With research groups assigned to Institutes

16 European Research Network on Foundations, Software Infrastructures and Applications for large scale distributed, GRID and Peer-to-Peer Technologies 16 CoreGRID membership 42 partners 18 Countries (1 from S. America) 118 Researchers 163 PhD Students Budget: 8.2 M for 4 years U. Cyprus INRIA CNRS ERCIM CETIC UCL CNR-ISTI INFN U. Calabria U. Lecce U. Pisa CLPP-BAS Delft U. Vrije U. EPFL UASF FhG FZ-Julich HLRS U. Munster U. Dortmund U. Passau ZIB ICS-FORTH IC RAL-CCLRC U. Belfast U. Cambridge U. Cardiff U. Manchester U. Newcastle U. Wesminster KTH SICS SZTAKI VTT U. Coimbra UPC Masaryk U. U. Chile PSC CYFRONET

17 European Research Network on Foundations, Software Infrastructures and Applications for large scale distributed, GRID and Peer-to-Peer Technologies A set of well identified research challenges Knowledge & Data Management –Handling information/data that are required/produced by a wide range of diverse processing power Programming Model –Making the programming of Grid infrastructures as simple and transparent as possible System Architecture –Designing the next generation Grid middleware Grid Information and Monitoring Services –Scalable information service to implement a service view of the Grid Resource Management & Scheduling –Scheduling jobs/applications/tasks/computation within a Grid environment Problem Solving Environments, tools and GRID systems –Integrating various middleware, tools and applications for problem solving

18 European Research Network on Foundations, Software Infrastructures and Applications for large scale distributed, GRID and Peer-to-Peer Technologies 18 Conclusion CoreGRID started in September 1st, 2004 –A very active project although it is in its early stage –Involvement of the main European Key players in Grid computing (both institutions and researchers) –The only one Network of Excellence in Grid funded by the EU International collaborations –Still to be implemented –High priorities for collaboration with Asia and North America –Should be linked with one of six areas of the joint executed research programme –Additional funding is required both from the EU and foreign countries –Modalities for collaborations with non EU countries open to discussions


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