Periodo: 2008-04-01 – 2010-03-31 (24 meses).
Entidad financiadora: Comisión Europea
The EELA-2 project has the aim of building the high capacity,
production-quality, scalable Grid Facility providing round-the-clock worldwide access to
distributed computing, storage and network resources needed by the wide spectrum of
applications from European – Latin American scientific collaborations, with special focus
· Providing a complete set of versatile services fulfilling application requirements;
· Ensuring the long-term sustainability of the e-Infrastructure beyond the term of
Such an ambitious project would not be possible without the prior existence of a
consolidated e-Infrastructure, set up with the early intention to build a sustainable Grid
platform. This was the objective of the ongoing EELA project that, after 22 months of
existence, is providing its users with a stable, well supported Grid Infrastructure based on 16
Resource Centres (RCs) summing up to over 730 CPU cores and 60 Terabytes of storage
space, thus proving that the deployment of an EU–LA e-Infrastructure was not only viable
but is also responding to a real need of a significant part of the Scientific Community.