GRid e-Infrastructure and Networking with Kosovo
Proposal Number: K-04-2008, Funded by Austrian Science and Researh Liaison Office : ASO-Call "Research Cooperation and Networking between Austria, Kosovo/UNMIK and South Eastern Europe".
Partners: Vienna University of Technology (Austria), University of K. Mitrovica (Kosovo), Institutut for Parallel Processing - BAS (Bulgaria), Ss Cyril and Methodius University - Skopje (Republic of Macedonia)
1. To provide specific support actions to assist the establishment of the pilot Grid center in the Faculty of Technical Sciences (K. Mitrovica), University of Pristina (FTS-UP-K.M). The envisaged training, dissemination and collaboration activities aims to provide the knowledge and ability to use the Grid infrastructure for solving of computationally demanding problems in the field of Technical Sciences. The computer experts comprising the Kosovo team will acquire knowledge to provide Grid support to the electrical engineering, electronic and other local scientific communities with requirements for high performance computing power, as for example are these from ecology and geophysics. The Kosovo partners become the core group working for the enlargement of local Grid infrastructure, attracting more users and applications.
2. To establish scientific cooperation and human networking between the Austrian, target Kosovar and South Eastern European groups, involved in the project. Grid computing facilitates collaborative development of applications and sharing of scientific results. The good mix of expertise in Computational Electronics (Coordinator and partner 4), grid and parallel computing (Coordinator, Partner 3 and Partner 4), simulation and design of semiconductor devices (Coordinator and Partner 2), of the participating teams will produce synergies. The good dissemination and training strategy will allow the spreading of knowledge towards other interested communities.
3. To exploit and adapt scientific methods and approaches to computational problems specified by the researchers in Kosovo. In accordance with their research interests, these are problems arising in the field of Electronics, Material Science, Control and Monitoring systems.The project aims to identify a set of interesting computational problems, suitable for Grid computing, implement a Grid strategy for their solution, and achieve novel scientific results by running the codes on the Grid infrastructure, provided by the partners.