Press Release - Help solving the world's energy crisis with 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:
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...
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...
Symposium - Enabling Desktop Grids for e-Science and Industry
Slides are available. Click on programme on meeting site.
A 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.
Press Release - European interoperable Grid infrastructure expanding further
SEE-GRID-SCI and EDGeS to connect Grids
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.