Forum for Science, Industry and Business

Sponsored by:     3M 
Search our Site:

 

BEinGRID Presents First Project Results and Announces Next Two Million Euros Call for New Business Experiments

26.09.2007
BEinGRID, Business Experiments in GRID, has been conducting real-world experiments with Grid technologies for more than a year.

Today, the first project results and innovative Grid solutions were promoted at the European Services, Software and Grid Technology Days (ESSGTD) event organised by the European Commission with the support of BEinGRID. The BEinGRID project took this opportunity to launch a competitive call for additional Business Experiments proposals targeting industry and research organisations to provide, use and validate Grid technologies to meet business challenges.

BEinGRID is the European Union’s largest integrated project funded by the Information Society Technologies (IST) research, part of the EU’s Sixth Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP6).

During its first year of activities BEinGRID kicked off a first wave of 18 Business Experiments - Grid pilot applications focusing on specific business cases that address immediate customer needs and requirements. These Grid pilots are being supported by the BEinGRID core team through both horizontal technical and business experts.

According to Gregory Katsaros from ICCS/NTUA, who leads the “Computational Fluid Dynamics and Computer Aid Design” Business Experiment, « Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is currently the fastest growing segment in Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) simulation. The complexity and adoption of the technology is continually increasing and users have a latent need for access to scalable, cost-effective CFD. Grid-enabled technologies can fulfil that need by not only increasing the cost effectiveness but accelerating the uptake and application of more complex CFD. The National Technical University of Athens leads the consortium involving ICON, a Computer Aided Engineering consultancy company and OpenCFD, who provide development support for users of the OpenFOAM open source CFD toolbox. The aim of this Business Experiment is to develop a Grid-enabled solution for performing CFD design optimization and demonstrate the business potential. Realistic automotive and aerospace design applications highlight the reliability and performance of Grid enabled CFD. »

The overall project goal is to establish effective routes to foster the adoption of Grid-related technologies by European businesses and to stimulate the research into innovative business models using Grid-enabled service oriented infrastructures. The BEinGRID coordinator, Santi Ristol, from ATOS ORIGIN highlights « the importance of this type of project going beyond research and making a real impact on key European economic sectors. »

In order to enhance the take-up of Grid, the Gridipedia repository has been set up as public source of information on application of Grid technologies in business context. The Gridipedia website was officially launched during the ESSGTD event and is available at www.gridipedia.eu. Gridipedia will result in a “Grid marketplace” enabling individuals and organisations to create, provide and use Grid technologies to fulfil clients requirements.

As part of its second year of activities, BEinGRID is launching a competitive call to select new and relevant Business Experiments. The Consortium has allocated two million Euros for this open call and expects to select approximately five to seven new Grid pilots. The new Business Experiments approved by the Commission shall start in February/March 2008.

The case studies resulting from the first wave’s 18 Business Experiments as well as the newly launched Business Experiments will be showcased at the BEinGRID Industry Days event scheduled to take place in Madrid on May 20-21, 2008. According to Santi Ristol, « This major Grid event will be a unique opportunity to access high-quality content, real-world business case studies and best practices of Grid adoption. »

Bérengère Fally | alfa
Further information:
http://www.beingrid.eu/fileadmin/pr_folder/Press_Releases/BEinGRID_PressRelease_September262007_VF.pdf

More articles from Information Technology:

nachricht New 3-D display takes the eye fatigue out of virtual reality
22.06.2017 | The Optical Society

nachricht Modeling the brain with 'Lego bricks'
19.06.2017 | University of Luxembourg

All articles from Information Technology >>>

The most recent press releases about innovation >>>

Die letzten 5 Focus-News des innovations-reports im Überblick:

Im Focus: Climate satellite: Tracking methane with robust laser technology

Heatwaves in the Arctic, longer periods of vegetation in Europe, severe floods in West Africa – starting in 2021, scientists want to explore the emissions of the greenhouse gas methane with the German-French satellite MERLIN. This is made possible by a new robust laser system of the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT in Aachen, which achieves unprecedented measurement accuracy.

Methane is primarily the result of the decomposition of organic matter. The gas has a 25 times greater warming potential than carbon dioxide, but is not as...

Im Focus: How protons move through a fuel cell

Hydrogen is regarded as the energy source of the future: It is produced with solar power and can be used to generate heat and electricity in fuel cells. Empa researchers have now succeeded in decoding the movement of hydrogen ions in crystals – a key step towards more efficient energy conversion in the hydrogen industry of tomorrow.

As charge carriers, electrons and ions play the leading role in electrochemical energy storage devices and converters such as batteries and fuel cells. Proton...

Im Focus: A unique data centre for cosmological simulations

Scientists from the Excellence Cluster Universe at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich have establised "Cosmowebportal", a unique data centre for cosmological simulations located at the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ) of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences. The complete results of a series of large hydrodynamical cosmological simulations are available, with data volumes typically exceeding several hundred terabytes. Scientists worldwide can interactively explore these complex simulations via a web interface and directly access the results.

With current telescopes, scientists can observe our Universe’s galaxies and galaxy clusters and their distribution along an invisible cosmic web. From the...

Im Focus: Scientists develop molecular thermometer for contactless measurement using infrared light

Temperature measurements possible even on the smallest scale / Molecular ruby for use in material sciences, biology, and medicine

Chemists at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) in cooperation with researchers of the German Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM)...

Im Focus: Optoelectronic Inline Measurement – Accurate to the Nanometer

Germany counts high-precision manufacturing processes among its advantages as a location. It’s not just the aerospace and automotive industries that require almost waste-free, high-precision manufacturing to provide an efficient way of testing the shape and orientation tolerances of products. Since current inline measurement technology not yet provides the required accuracy, the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT is collaborating with four renowned industry partners in the INSPIRE project to develop inline sensors with a new accuracy class. Funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the project is scheduled to run until the end of 2019.

New Manufacturing Technologies for New Products

All Focus news of the innovation-report >>>

Anzeige

Anzeige

Event News

Plants are networkers

19.06.2017 | Event News

Digital Survival Training for Executives

13.06.2017 | Event News

Global Learning Council Summit 2017

13.06.2017 | Event News

 
Latest News

A new technique isolates neuronal activity during memory consolidation

22.06.2017 | Life Sciences

Plant inspiration could lead to flexible electronics

22.06.2017 | Materials Sciences

A rhodium-based catalyst for making organosilicon using less precious metal

22.06.2017 | Materials Sciences

VideoLinks
B2B-VideoLinks
More VideoLinks >>>