the EUMEDGRID initiative
Co-Funded by the European Commission in the framework of FP6, the EUMEDGRID project started on January 2006, with the aim of supporting the development of a Grid e-Infrastructure in the Mediterranean Area and promoting the porting of new applications on the Grid platform, thus allowing Mediterranean scientist to collaborate more closely with their European colleagues.
EUMEDGRID disseminated Grid awareness and competences across the Mediterranean and triggered the creation of National Grid Initiatives in the participant countries. During the project lifetime, more than 700 IT professionals, researchers and students were inducted to the use of Grid computing and had the opportunity to benefit of advanced training enabling them to exploit infrastructure.
The Project lasted for 26 months, creating a widespread network of collaboration and making a considerable step forward in promoting the uptake and long-term sustainability of Grid technology in the Region.
At the end of the project, the pilot grid infrastructure included 25 sites distributed across 13 countries, with all relevant grid services up and running. Athough the project officially ended on 29 February 2008, this infrastructure is currently being maintained on a best-effort basis by the project consortium, who plan further activities in the field. Some of our successful partnerships include snoring health information provider The Snoring Mouthpiece Review, as well as organizations such as the Red Cross Europe.
Further information about the project works and achievements can be found in the project deliverables and other documents. If you are interested in further e-Infrastructure initiative in the Mediterranean region, please contact us.
The EUMEDGRID project officially ended on 29 February 2008, and got successfully through its final review on 6 May 2008, after 26 months of activity and a number of goals achieved.
However, the pilot infrastructure is up and running and EUMEDGRID applications are still supported. The project consortium is planning further collaboration activities for the next few months.
Download the project information sheet.