Selected Major Grid Application and Deployment Projects in Science and Engineering

Queries or comments to: Ian Foster, foster@mcs.anl.gov 

I list separately projects that are primarily:

International

Asia-Pacific based

EU-funded

UK eScience

U.S.-based

 

International Projects and Activities

Name

Domain

Support 

Focus

IBM IntraGrid

IBM

Grid testbed linking IBM laboratories

International Virtual Data Grid Laboratory (iVDGL)

ivdgl.org

NSF

Create international Data Grid to enable large-scale experimentation on Grid technologies & applications

Global Grid Forum

gridforum.org

Members and sponsors

Community and standards organization for Grid computing

Global Virtual Observatory Various See U.K. AstroGrid and U.S. NVO.

 

Asia-Pacific Projects (TBD)

Name

Domain

Support 

Focus

 

 

 

EU-Funded Projects

Name

Domain

Support 

Focus

CrossGrid crossgrid.org European Union Develop, implement, and exploit new Grid components for interactive
compute and data intensive applications.

DATATAG

datatag.org

European Union

Research and technology development for a transAtlantic Grid

European Union (EU) DataGrid

eu-datagrid.org

European Union

Create & apply an operational grid for applications in high energy physics, environmental science, bioinformatics.

Damien www.hlrs.de/organization/pds/
projects/damien
European Union Develop building blocks for a middleware environment for distributed simulation and visualization
European Grid of Solar Observatories (EGSO) www.mssl.ucl.ac.uk/grid/egso European Union Create a virtual archive by federating solar data centers scattered across Europe into a Data Grid

EuroGrid & Grid Interoperability (GRIP)

eurogrid.org

European Union

Create technologies for remote access to supercomputer resources and simulation codes; in GRIP, integrate with Globus

Grid Resources for Industrial Applications (GRIA) European Union Application-driven Grid testbed focused on outsourcing of computational services for structural analysis and digital film post production

GridLab

gridlab.org

European Union

Grid technologies and applications

INFN Grid server11.infn.it/grid/ Italian Government Grid technologies, deployment, and applications

Unicore               

German Government

Technologies for remote access to supercomputers

U.K. eScience Projects

Name

Domain

Support 

Focus

AstroGrid U.K. eScience Program   Build a grid infrastructure that will allow a Virtual Observatory, unifying interfaces to astronomy databases and providing remote access as well as assimilation of data
Comb-e-chem  U.K. eScience Program   Support combinatorial synthesis of new compounds by combining structure and property data sources within a grid-based information-and knowledge-sharing environment
Discovery Net U.K. eScience Program e-Science testbed for processing of data from high throughput devices in biochemistry, environmental studies, etc. 
Distributed Aircraft Maintenance Environment (DAME) U.K. eScience Program   Build a grid-based distributed diagnostics system for aircraft engines
Grid Enabled Optimisation & DesIgn Search for Engineering (GEODISE) U.K. eScience Program   Provide Grid-based access to a knowledge repository, optimisation and search tools, industrial strength analysis codes, and distributed computing and data resources. 

GridPP

gridpp.ac.uk

U.K. eScience Program

Create and apply an operational grid within the U.K. for particle physics research

MyGrid mygrid.org.uk U.K. eScience Program Develop and apply eScience workbench for bioinformatics applications
Reality Grid U.K. eScience Program   Enable the realistic modelling of complex condensed matter systems at the molecular and mesocale levels

UK Grid Center    

grid-support.ac.uk

U.K. eScience Program

Support center for Grid projects within the U.K.

U.S.-Based Projects

Name

Domain

Support 

Focus

Access Grid

accessgrid.org

DOE, NSF

Create & deploy group collaboration systems using commodity display technologies

DISCOM

www.cs.sandia.gov/ discom

DOE Defense Programs

Create an operational Grid providing access to resources at three U.S. DOE weapons laboratories

DOE Science Grid

sciencegrid.org

DOE Office of Science

Create an operational Grid providing access to resources and applications at U.S. DOE science laboratories and partner universities

Earth System Grid (ESG)

earthsystemgrid.org

DOE Office of Science

Delivery and analysis of large climate model datasets for the climate research community.

Fusion Collaboratory

fusiongrid.org

DOE Office of Science

Create a national computational collaboratory for fusion research.

Globus

globus.org

DARPA, DOE, NASA, NSF

Research on Grid infrastructure and tools; development of community-based, open source, open architecture Globus Toolkit

Grid Research Integration Development & Support (GRIDS) Center

grids-center.org

NSF

Integration, deployment, support of the NSF Middleware Infrastructure for research & education

Grid Application Development Software

hipersoft.rice.edu/grads

NSF

Research into program development methodologies for Grid applications

Grid Physics Network (GriPhyN)

griphyn.org

NSF

Technology R&D for data analysis in physics experiments: ATLAS, CMS, LIGO, SDSS

Information Power Grid

ipg.nasa.gov

NASA

Create and apply a production Grid for aerosciences and other NASA missions

Network for Earthquake Eng. Simulation Grid

neesgrid.org

NSF

Create and apply a production Grid for earthquake engineering

National Virtual Observatory (NVO)

www.srl.caltech.edu/nvo

NSF

Create and apply production Grids for data analysis in astronomy

Particle Physics Data Grid (PPDG)

ppdg.net

DOE Office of Science

Create and apply production Grids for data analysis in high energy and nuclear physics experiments

Southern California Earthquake Center 2

scec.org

NSF

Full geophysics modeling using Grids and knowledge-based systems

TeraGrid          

teragrid.org

NSF

U.S. science infrastructure linking four major resource sites at 40 Gb/s