Danish Center for Grid Computing (DCGC)

  • Kleist, Josva (Project Licensee)
  • Behrmann, Gerd (Project Participant)
  • Skou, Arne (Project Participant)
  • Jensen, Henrik Thostrup (Project Participant)

Project Details


Grid computing is based on the idea of joining individual computersand clusters of computers and organising them into a single logicalentity with a common interface. This interface will act as ameta-computer offering, for example, uniform access control andresource locator services to the user applications. By using theseservices, applications can be developed and tested on local machinesand subsequently submitted to the meta-computer without modificationswhen a significant increase in computer resources are needed for theproject. Although the are still a lot of unsettled issues, current grid systemsare now mature enough to be used by academia. The introduction of gridsystems to academic users is an important part of the evolution ofthese systems, as it will provide important feedback on the featuresthat need further development. DCGC is a inter-departmental research center sponsored by the DanishNatural Science Research Council. The center coordinates andintegrates the Danish research within grid computing. The centersupport a number of Ph.D. research projects as well as Mastersprojects. Along with research and educational activities, the centerwill also build and run a production grid providing resources andknow-how to academic user of grid technology and a testbed forIT-researches and students working on grid technology. Current activities at Aalborg University focus on development of gridenabled applications, scheduling of jobs and resources, faulttolerance and monitoring. Aalborg also hosts one of the two DCGC gridsites that are setup to provide a testbed for researchers and studentsinterested in developing and applying grid technology. Contact person at Aalborg University: Associate professor Josva Kleist() kleist@cs.auc.dk Website: Partners:- Department of Computer Science, University of Copenhagen- Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Southern Denmark- Informatics and Methematical Modelling, Technical University of Denmark- Niels Bohr Institute for Astronomy, Physics and Geophysics, University of Copenhagen- Department of Computer Science, Aalborg University www.dcgc.dk
Effective start/end date19/05/201019/05/2013