EELA-2 | Santander Meteorology Group
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EELA-2

EELA-2 aims at building a high capacity, production-quality, scalable Grid Facility, providing round-the-clock, worldwide access to distributed computing, storage and network resources needed by the wide spectrum of Applications from European - Latin American Scientific Collaboration

eela2.png Project type: European project
Funding institution: European Comission
Program: 7th European FP
Code: 223797
Period: April 2008 - March 2010
Status: Finished
Web: http://www.eu-eela.eu

See the previous EELA Project

[EELA-2 fact sheet on CORDIS]

EELA-2 (E-science grid facility for Europe and Latin America), the EELA project's second phase, started in April 2008. EELA-2 aims to build a high capacity, production-quality, scalable Grid facility providing services needed by several European-Latin American scientific collaborations and to ensure the sustainability of the e-infrastructure beyond the end of the project (EELA operations centre).

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EELA-2 is closely linked to EGEE, being its extension in Latin America. It takes advantage of EGEE services and products, e.g. the gLite middleware. It adopted the same certification process for its infrastructure. It will share with EGEE the development of infrastructure and application-oriented additional middleware of common interest and use, in the framework of the EGEE RESPECT (Recommended External Software Packages for EGEE Communities) programme. It will create knowledge repositories on grid operations consolidated with those of EGEE, and organize joint dissemination and training events.

Such an ambitious project would not be possible without the prior existence of a consolidated e-Infrastructure, set up with the early intention to build a sustainable Grid platform. This was the objective of the EELA project that is providing its users with a stable, well supported Grid Infrastructure based on 16 Resource Centres (RCs) summing up to over 730 CPU cores and 60 Terabytes of storage space, thus proving that the deployment of an EU-LA e-Infrastructure was not only viable but is also responding to a real need of a significant part of the Scientific Community.

Contribution of the Santander Meteorology Group:
Our group contributes in the following activities:

  • SA1: Providing GRID infrastructure.
  • NA3: Application Support.

First EELA-2 bulletin

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