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ACM TechNews to Coordinate European Scientific Computing Grids

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A new organization named the European Grid Initiative ( will coordinate a European-wide grid computing infrastructure that will enable scientists to share computers to carry out collaborative research projects. "The creation of and continued development of a European-wide infrastructure for grid computing will enable researchers across the continent to make the next leap in world-leading science," says the Science & Technology Facilities Council's Neil Geddes. will coordinate clusters of computers in more than 50 countries through the National Grid Initiatives (NGIs). and the NGIs will direct the progress, operations, maintenance, and sustainability of the EGI infrastructure. interim director Steven Newhouse says the grid infrastructure's "core software and operational tools have been refined over the last six or more years to become increasingly stable and secure."

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