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"My Green City" project regional finalist for Google Science Fair 2012

The local team of the SLinCA-supporters - who were consulted by Yuri Gordienko from  G.V. Kurdyumov Institute for Metal Physics (IMP) of the National Academy of Science of Ukraine - has become one of the regional finalists in the European region in the Google Science Fair 2012. Judges selected 90 projects out of thousands of others, sent out from more than 100 countries around the world. The idea behind the SLinCA-supporters' team project "My Green City" can briefly be expressed by the slogan: "From volunteer Grid-calculations to volunteer scientific Grid measurements".

"My Green City" team: Milena Klimenko, Nikita Gordienko, Alexey Kozlov (left to right) with logos

The whole activity was inspired by the current DEGISCO and IDGF activities and Gordienko's proposition to the team to participate in socially important research, namely to the ecology of the big city. This research  is an off-spin of Gordienko's application City Population Dynamics and Growth (CPDynSG). The team consists of 3 students (13 years) from two different secondary schools 200 and 142 in Kiev, Ukraine: Alexey Kozlov, Milena Klimenko, Nikita Gordienko, who were coached by Yuri Gordienko.

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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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