Project Description


Period: 2002-03-01 – 2005-02-28 (36 months).

Funded by: Comisión Europea

The CrossGrid project is developing, implementing and exploiting new Grid components for interactive compute and data intensive applications like simulation and visualisation for surgical procedures, flooding crisis team decision support systems, distributed data analysis in high-energy physics,and air pollution combined with weather forecasting. The elaborate methodology, generic application architecture, programming environment, and new Grid services are validated and tested thoroughly on the CrossGrid testbed, with an emphasis on a user friendly environment. Users should be able to run their applications on the Grid in an easy and transparent way, without needing to know details of the Grid structure and operation. CrossGrid is developing user-friendly portals and mobile personalised environments and is integrating new components into the Grid and application development tools.

The work is being done in close collaboration with the Grid Forum and the DataGrid project to profit from their results and experience, and to obtain full interoperability. This results in further extension of the Grid across eleven European countries.