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Enabling Grid for E-SciencE.

The EGEE project brings together experts from more than 50 countries with the common aim of building on recent advances in Grid technology and developing a service Grid infrastructure which is available to scientists 24 hours-a-day.

The project provides researchers in academia and business with access to a production level Grid infrastructure, independent of their geographic location. The EGEE project also focuses on attracting a wide range of new users to the Grid.

The project's main focus is:

  • To expand and optimise Europe's largest production Grid infrastructure, namely EGEE, by continuous operation of the infrastructure, support for more user communities, and addition of further computational and data resources.
  • To prepare the migration of the existing production European Grid from a project-based model to a sustainable federated infrastructure based on National Grid Initiatives for multi-disciplinary use.

Funded by the European Commission, EGEE project is the flagship Grid infrastructure project of the EU.  The third two-year phase of the project started on 1 May 2008 and includes:

  • A Grid infrastructure spanning about 250 sites across 50 countries
  • An infrastructure of more than 68,000 CPU available to users 24 hours a day, 7 days a week,
  • More than 20 Petabytes (20 million Gigabytes) of storage.
  • Sustained & regular workloads of 150K jobs/day, reaching up to 188K jobs/day
  • Massive data transfers > 1.5 GB/s
  • User Support including: A single access point for support, a portal with well structured information and updated documentation; knowledgeable experts; correct, complete and responsive support; tools to help resolve problems.

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