Research Porjects

BonjourGrid is a meta-desktop grid (DG) middleware able to federate multiple instances of Boinc/Condor/Xtremweb DG middleware. It constructs, dynamically and in a decentralized fashion, a Computing Element when a user needs to run an application. Site

PastryGrid is a decentralized and fault-tolerant software system for the purpose of managing Desktop Grid resources. PastryGrid protocol supports a wider class of applications, especially the distributed application with precedence between tasks. Site

EumedGrid Support:
The work already done in the EUMEDGRID project has led to a pilot Grid Infrastructure which covers almost all the Mediterranean Area. EUMEDGRID-Support will start from there and make a further step to push towards a larger production quality e-Infrastructure and the adoption of more sustainable organisational models for the provision of services. Site

Nowadays, e-Science and e-Infrastructures are considered key enablers of the progress and sustainable development of a country and are concrete means to address the problems of the "digital divide" and the "brain drain" which are endemic in large parts of the world.

In the context of its 6th and 7th Framework Programmes, EC has already co-funded several projects to stimulate and foster e-Science and Grids well outside its borders and in several parts of the world such as Asia, Latin America and the Mediterranean. However, the adoption of the .Grid paradigm. and the effective usage of e-Infrastructures require a capillary activity of nowledge dissemination and training to help scientists to make use of distributed computing apabilities for/in their scientific applications.

The strategic aims of the EPIKH project are to:
- Reinforce the impact of e-Infrastructures in scientific research defining and delivering stimulating programme of educational events, including Grid Schools and High Performance Computing courses;
- Broaden the engagement in e-Science activities and collaborations both geographically and across disciplines. Site

System of Distributed Applications Deployement (SDAD):
The main features of SDAD are:
- Help user to deploy distributed applications with precedence between tasks;
- A tool with graphical mode for simple applications and an advanced mode for complex ones;
- User has just to draw the data f low graph for simple applications or follow special wizard for complex ones;
- SDAD generates the Application.xml, puts data and binary files in a directory tree, and compresses all these data in a zip file.