This initiative aims to bring together the various academic and research institutions involved in distributed computing projects in Switzerland. This will gather all the expertise to support the Swiss research community in making use of Grid technology for applications in need of high throughput and ubiquitous computing. The aim of the initiative is to provide a central hub for collaboration and knowledge dissemination, and to represent the interests of the national research community towards funding bodies, international projects, standardisation bodies and industry.
“This was actually the first time that most players involved in Grid projects in Switzerland came together to discuss this idea,” says Peter Kunszt, from the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS), who organised the one-day event. “The level of interest shown was very encouraging and everybody agreed that it is important to bundle our forces on a national level in the Swiss Grid Initiative.”
In total, representatives from a dozen national and international Grid projects were present at the meeting, from initiatives for specific types of applications over Grid technology projects to related infrastructures. Pooling these efforts, the Swiss Grid Initiative aims to become the national driver for Grids, building on the existing structures to eventually provide a national Grid computing infrastructure for the research community in Switzerland. Driven by science and the computing needs of the scientists, the initiative will act as a central point for connecting the various fields involved and encouraging collaboration between computer science and the applications using the Grid infrastructure. The new Swiss Grid Initiative will also represent the interests of the national research community towards other national and international projects and bodies and enable more effective collaboration across borders.
The Swiss Grid meeting was held in the framework of the EGEE’06 conference organised by the Enabling Grids for E-sciencE (EGEE) project. “National Grid Initiatives are very important for EGEE to ensure long-term sustainability of its infrastructure,” says Erwin Laure, EGEE Technical Director. “EGEE is collaborating closely with national bodies around Europe to set in place a structure for administering and managing the Grid to ensure a persistent service for science in the future. We are looking forward to a fruitful collaboration with the Swiss Grid Initiative and wish the project all the best.”
The next step for Swiss Grid will be to formalise the interactions between the different projects involved and to set up the organisational structures involving all interested institutions, with CSCS and SWITCH catalysing the effort. A follow-on meeting will be held later this year.
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