Ficha de proyecto

EMI - European Middleware Initiative

Periodo: 01/05/2010 - 30/04/2013 (36 meses).

Entidad financiadora: Comisión Europea


The European Middleware Initiative is a collaboration of the three major middleware providers in Europe, ARC,
gLite and UNICORE, and other consortia. EMI aims to deliver a consolidated set of middleware components
for deployment in EGI, PRACE and other DCIs; extend the interoperability between grids and other computing
infrastructures; strengthen the reliability of the services; and establish a sustainable model to maintain and
evolve the middleware, fulfilling the requirements of the user communities. European scientific research has benefited recently from the increasing availability of computing and data
infrastructures with unprecedented capabilities for large scale distributed initiatives. These infrastructures are
largely defined by enabling middleware. After the necessary initial period of research and consolidation that has
taken place in the past several years, the growing usage of these resources now requires the transformation
of the computing infrastructures into a professionally managed and standardized service.