EDGeS

Donate
your unused computing time to science

EDGeS - Enabling Desktop Grids for e-Science -  is a European project with the aim of creating an integrated Grid infrastructure  that seamlessly integrates a variety of Desktop Grids with EGEE type of service Grids.

Do you know your computer is not working for most of the time? And that this unused computing power is lost forever? Now you can donate your unused computing time by joining one of the Desktop Grids connected to EDGeS.

Connect
your Grid to other Grids through EDGeS

Do you operate a Desktop Grid, a Service Grid or a Supercomputer Grid? Connect it to other Grids through the EDGeS Bridge.

RUN
your application on the EDGeS Grid

Do you have a an application that needs a lot of computation? Port it to the Grid with the assistance of the EDGeS porting service.
 

 

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EDGeS in the Media

The EDGeS and the related EDGeS@Home initiatives have been picked up by the media and enjoy large exposure to the general public.  Below you'll find a list with several TV and radio interviews that have been broadcast and articles that appeared in numerous publications.  For more information on both initiatives, this selection is a rich source of knowledge.

 

 

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International Desktop Grid Federation

The most recent EDGeS related documentation can now be found on the International Desktop Grid Federation website. There is also a list of tutorials and workshops on EDGeS related technology, maintained and further developed in the EDGI and DEGISCO projects.

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Tutorial in EDGeS technology by IDGF at GRID2010

The Internatlonal Desktop Grid Federation organised by the DEGISCO will give a tutorial on Desktop Grids and EDGeS technology at GRID2010 in Dubna.

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EDGeS presentation in Cetraro

Integrating service and desktop grids at middleware and application level is the title of a presenentation about EDGeS and EDGI at the Cetraro Advanced Computing Workshop in Southeren Italy in two weeks. See the workshop info.

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New factsheets of ported applications available

There are several new factsheets avalaible that describe applications ported to EDGeS and Desktop Grids. This includes: SLinCA (Scaling Laws in Cluster Aggregation); AutoDock (Molecular Docking Simulations); and Blender (3D Video Rendering). See application overview web page.

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EDGeS@Home on Dutch Radio

EDGeS@Home had an item on the Dutch national radio 1 in the programme "Radio-online". You can listen to the item at  the Radio 1 web site .

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One week to go - Desktop Grid Experience workshop including EDGeS@Home launch event

Just one week to go for the  March 29/30, 2010  major Desktop Grid event in Almere, The Netherlands. The event combines:

  •  3rd  AlmereGrid Grid Experience workshop. The scientific part of this workshop concentrates on Desktop Grid Applications for eScience and eBusiness. Final programma has been published
  •  The part Citizen support for eScience will have as the major part the EDGeS@Home launch announcement event, and several other  major Desktop Grids (ABC@Home, Leiden Classical) presentations
  • The Dutch Gridform.nl society will have their annual meeting
  •  A tutorial on Desktop Grid computing is planned on Monday.


Of course you can also only come for the part that is of interest to you.

The event is organised by AlmereGrid and Gridforum.nl with support from EDGeS and Almere City marketing.

Flyer in English and  Flyer in Dutch  available. More information on the event website.

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Desktop Grid Experience workshop including EDGeS@Home launch event

On March 29/30, 2010 a major Desktop Grid event will take place in Almere, The Netherlands. The event combines:

  •  3rd  AlmereGrid Grid Experience workshop. The scientific part of this workshop concentrates on Desktop Grid Applications for eScience and eBusiness. A call for papers for this part has been issued.
  •  The part Citizen support for eScience will have as the major part the EDGeS@Home launch announcement event, and several other Desktop Grid presentations
  • The Dutch Gridform.nl society will have their annual meeting
  •  A tutorial on Desktop Grid computing is planned.


Of course you can also only come for the part that is of interest to you.

The event is organised by AlmereGrid and Gridforum.nl with support from EDGeS and Almere City marketing.

Flyer in English and  Flyer in Dutch  available. More information on the event website.

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Call for papers - 3rd Grid Experience workshop - Desktop Grid Applications for eScience and eBusiness

The scientific part of the AlmereGrid Desktop Grid  Experience workshop is soliciting papers for this year's topic: "Desktop Grid Applications for eScience and eBusiness"  on March 30, 2010. The papers are peer reviewed. Accepted papers will either be given a presentation slot or a poster session slot. The papers  for the workshop should focus on the application porting and operating challenges of Desktop Grids for eScience or eBusiness. More info and the full call for papers at  http://edges-grid.eu/web/userforum/4thtraining .
 

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EDGeS and SEE-GRID-SCI bridge installed and worlking

The Bridge between the EDGeS infrastructucture and SEE-GRID-SCI  is up and running. Jobs are regularly crossing and the system is now entering a phase were stress tests will be performed.

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Press Release - Help solving the world's energy crisis with EDGeS@Home
Available language versions
Language Title PDF- download ODT- download
 English Help solving the world's energy crisis with EDGeS@Home    
Nederlands Help mee met EDGeS@Home om de energiecrisis op te lossen    
 Français Aidez à résoudre la crise d'énergie, avec EDGeS@Home  
 Portugese EDGeS@Home procura resolver a crise energética Mundial  
 Hungarian EDGeS@Home a globális energiaproblémák megoldásának szolgálatában    
 Spanish  Ayuda para solucionar la crisis energética del mundo con EDGeS@Home    

 

Almere, 2010-03-15, Producing energy in a sustainable, safe and  environmental friendly way is one of the main challenges of our time. Nuclear Fusion is one of the promising energy sources, but  the technology is difficult to master.  It could provide endless energy - estimated to be sufficient  for  about 2 billion years, there is no CO2  produced and no nuclear waste. Fusion reactors are also inherently safe, because the reaction automatically stops when something goes wrong. Currently Europe, and other countries from all over the world are working together to develop and  build  nuclear fusion reactors. To predict and optimise the behaviour of nuclear fusion reactions in these  machines, a lot of computer calculations are needed.  Everyone can now help with solving this problem by donating unused computing time to the  EDGeS@Home project. The otherwise wasted computing time can then be used by scientists in Europe to run software called ISDEP  designed to do part of these reactor simulations. ISDEP has been ported by the EDGeS project to the EDGeS infrastructure and is used in EDGeS@Home. In this straightforward way, this ‘green’ approach of information technology and computation make the Fusion research itself environmental friendly now. Read further..

3rd AlmereGrid Grid Experience Workshop& annual Gridforum.nl meeting

On March 29/30, 2010 a major Desktop Grid event will take place in Almere, The Netherlands. The event combines:

  • 3rd  AlmereGrid Grid Experience workshop. The scientific part of this workshop concentrates on Desktop Grid Applications for eScience and eBusiness. A call for papers for this part has been issued.
  • The part Citizen support for eScience will have as the major part the EDGeS@Home launch announcement event, and several other Desktop Grid presentations
  • The Dutch Gridform.nl society will have their annual meeting
  • A tutorial on Desktop Grid computing is planned.

Of course you can also only come for the part that is of interest to you. More info: edges-grid.eu/web/userforum/4thtraining .

EDGeS connects more than 100.000 computers to EGEE creating one of the largest computer infrastructures in Europe

Budapest, 2009-12-14, The EDGeS infrastructure that connects Desktop Grids to EGEE and other Service Grids, announced that the total number of computers connected to  the Desktop Grids in EDGeS, has surpassed the 100.000. This milestone shows there are significant additional computational resources available to European scientists that are connected to EGEE via the Bridge technology of EDGeS. The combined size of the Grids interconnected in this way is now over 250.000 processors - one of the largest European computational infrastructures. Read further...

 

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EELA-2 project connects OurGrid to gLite over EDGeS Bridge

Budapest, 2009-12-07,  the EELA-2 project has created a Bridge that connects the OurGrid middleware to gLite, the middleware that is also used by the large European EGEE Grid. This OurGrid-gLite Bridge is an implementation of the EDGeS 3G Bridge. Thanks to the new bridge, scientists in Latin-America can now seamlessly submit jobs to both Grids.  When they do not have enough computing capacity on the gLite part of the EELA-2 e-infrastructure they can use the OurGrid resources. Read Further...

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Symposium - Enabling Desktop Grids for e-Science and Industry

Slides are available. Click on programme on meeting site.

Meeting pictureA short symposium Enabling Desktop Grids for e-Science and Industry did take place at the Congress Center Hamburg in Hamburg, Germany at the 24th International Supercomputing Conference (ISC'09), June 26, 14h00 - 18h00 in Room C.1.
This event was an ISC'09 satellite meeting. The Annual International Supercomputing Conference is Europe's leading Conference and Exhibition on High Performance Computing, Networking and Storage. The 4-day conference, held 23-26 June 2009 at the Congress Center Hamburg, did provide you with a unique platform to learn, network, do business and joined this event.

http://edges-grid.eu/web/userforum/3rdmeeting

Press Release - European interoperable Grid infrastructure expanding further

SEE-GRID-SCI and EDGeS to connect Grids
Budapest/Athens, 2009-05-18, The EDGeS and SEE-GRID-SCI projects have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to connect the SEE-GRID infrastructure to other Grids using the EDGeS Bridge technology. EDGeS already connects Desktop Grids in several European countries, with the EGEE and EELA Grids. SEE-GRID-SCI project is a collaboration of Grids covering South-East Europe. Under the agreement, SEE-GRID-SCI and EDGeS will further collaborate on application porting and dissemination and training activities. Read further... 

Download the complete press release. in doc format.

Desktop Grids make their entrance at Open Grid Forum

Catania 05 march 2009, OGF25 in Catania started with a tutorial on Desktop Grid computing and the EDGeS project. This marked the entrance of Desktop Grid computing in the Open Grid Forum that has a main focus on service Grids, such as EGEE. At the tutorial session it was explained how Desktop Grids can make the vasts amounts of unused computing time of companies and people at home available for scientific applications. By donating computing time, people can help science. The EDGeS project is bridging between Desktop Grids and Grids like EGEE. This allows scientists who are used to work within an EGEE environment to tap into a much larger pool of resources. The tutorial continued with an explanation of the applications already running on the EDGeS infrastructure and information on how to port scientific applications to EDGeS and Desktop Grids.

Real time video streaming and analysis now available in EDGeS and EGEE

December 22, 2008. Correlation Systems has completed its contribution to the EDGes project which means that video data can now be analyzed on the European Grid. ViSAGE is a real-time video analysis tool able to identify specific objects or behaviors within a video stream. The aim is utilizing this ability to create an international centre for processing television, Internet, CCTV video steams. Correlation Systems has finalized the porting of Video Stream Analysis in a Grid Environment (ViSAGE) to desktop grid environment as well as to  EGEE.

Read more.

Financial support

 EDGeS is supported by a Grant from the European Commission's  FP7 IST Capacities programme under grant agreement  RI-211727