Grid Computing is emerging as a next-generation high-performance computing platform driven by the Internet, Web services technologies, and service-oriented computing architectures, based on open systems and protocols. Grids enable the sharing, selection, and aggregation of geographically distributed resources, such as computers, data sources, scientific instruments, researches, and researchers as a unified set of resources for solving large-scale problems in science, engineering, and commerce.
A grid makes it possible to achieve to share resources on an exceptional scale which is impossible to realize by a single organization. Hence, it also makes it possible to support “Big Science” experiments such as found in High Energy Physics.
The studies of this group started with the participation of EU-funded South Eastern European Grid-enabled e-lnfrastructure Development-2 (SEE-GRID-2) project which intends to provide specific support actions to pave the way towards the participation of the SE European countries to the Pan-European and worldwide Grid initiatives.
Currently, the Grid Computing research group is interested in the development of Grid middleware software and services as well as Grid-aware applications for the areas with needs of huge amount of resources. Those areas include Artificial Evolution, Bioinformatics, Seismic Risk Assessment, etc.
“SEE-GRID-2: South-Eastern European GRid-enabled e-lnfrastructure Development 2”, EU FP6 RI-7-031775-SSA, 2006-2008.