European Desktop Grid Initiative (EDGI)

European Desktop Grid Initiative – European FP7 project

European Desktop Grid Initiative (EDGI)

EDGI develops middleware in order to support European Grid Initiative (EGI) and National Grid Initiative user communities that are heavy users of Distributed Computing Infrastructures (DCIs) and require an extremely large number of CPUs and cores. EDGI goes beyond existing DCIs that are typically cluster Grids and supercomputer Grids, and extends them with public and institutional Desktop Grids (DGs) and Clouds. EDGI integrates software components of ARC, gLite, Unicore, BOINC, XWHEP, 3G Bridge, and Cloud middleware such as OpenNebula and Eucalyptus into SG-DG-Cloud platforms for service provision.

Avalon team’s task is to get instantly available additional resources for DG systems if the application has some QoS requirements that could not be satisfied by the available resources of the DG system.

Start date: 01/06/2010

Duration: 24 months

More information on EDGI website: EDGI