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1 Million CPU hours provided for volunteer Desktop Grids from HPC centers

In June 2012, the HPC centers of Desktop Grid Virtual Organisation (managed by the DEGISCO project) provided more than 1 Million normalized CPU hours for the supported volunter Desktop Grids in the last month.

It was the first time when the e-Infrastructure reached this outstanding 1 Million CPU-hour level per month by utilizing the spare capacities of HPC clusters running gLite grid middleware. The new fault-tolerant, high-throughput, and geographically distributed 3G Bridge deployment (in Budapest by MTA SZTAKI, in Moscow by ISA-RAS, and in Taipei by ASGC) allowed us to gather 272,883 workunits from 10 different volunteer projects involving (among others) CAS@home, Ibercivis, Slinca@home, SAT@home and SZTAKI Desktop Grid. The workunits have been bridged to the Desktop Grid VO resources, and after their execution the results have been successfully transferred back to their sources; to the scientific users communities.

We would like to thank all the supporters from Grid centers for their help and assistance; especially from UPM/Biruni Grid (Malaysia), INGRID (Portugal), GRIF (France), IPB (Serbia), and SZTAKI (Hungary).

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The FP7 EDGeS project has successfully set up a production-level distributed computing infrastructure (DCI) consisting of more than 100.000 PCs from several volunteer and low-cost Desktop Grids, which have been connected to existing Service Grids (including EGEE, SEE-GRID, etc. with about 150.000 processors) based on the new 3G Bridge technology and application development methodology. The main aim of the DEGISCO project is the further extension of the European DCI infrastructure that is already interconnected by EDGeS to International Cooperation Partner Countries (ICPC) in strong collaboration with on the one hand local partners in ICPC countries and on the other hand European e-Infrastructure experts (including 3G Bridge know-how) and thus, reinforce the global relevance and impact of European distributed infrastructures. The dissemination and training activities promote via various channels such interoperation between Desktop Grid and Service Grid infrastructures on a global scale, which leads to more awareness under the general public of computational science and distributed computing co-funded by the EC. As a result more citizens, students, and companies are expected to donate resources to scientific purposes. As part of these activities the International Desktop Grid Federation is operated allowing for effective exchange of information through participation.

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DEGISCO supports the International Desktop Grid Federation. IDGF brings together Desktop Grid operators, developers, organisations and companies working with Desktop Grids and intergration with other infrastructures through EDGeS Bridge Technology.

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