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Dr.Brian Coghlan leads both the grid operations and the grid research of the Computer Architecture and Grid Research Group. The research directions of this group include effective platform/storage parallelism and virtualisation in multiprocessors, clusters and grids (e.g. CAG designed, deployed and manage the heavily virtualised national grid, Grid-Ireland). Present postgraduate/postdoctoral work includes: [POSTER]).
       GUI-directed building of virtualised grid infrastructures
       dynamic (on-demand) construction of virtual resources
       transactional deployment of grid middleware
       social and economic resource brokerage
       shared memory for grids (SMG)
       visualisation and virtual reality using grids
       interoperable metagrids
       universal accessibility to grids
       grids using information models
       grid filesystems
       porting grid middleware to heterogeneous platforms
       benchmarking of grid platforms/storage
       automatic evaluation of trust between grid CAs
       grid-wide intrusion detection
       active security measures for grids
       service monitoring & control of grids
       adaptive eLearning for grids
       grid resource allocation using social profiles

For details see:
       Grid-Ireland at TCD [POSTER]
       Grid-Ireland OpsCentre at TCD [POSTER]
       SCI-BUS at TCD
       Mantychore at TCD
       StratusLab at TCD
       EMI at TCD
       EGI-InSPIRE at TCD
       HELIO at TCD
       e-INIS at TCD [POSTER]
       Interactive European Grid (int.eu.grid) at TCD [POSTER1] [POSTER2] [POSTER3] [POSTER4] [DOCUMENT]
       ICEAGE at TCD
       EGEE-III, EGEE-II and EGEE at TCD [POSTER]
       DataGrid at TCD
       CrossGrid at TCD
       WebCom-G at TCD [POSTER]
       CosmoGrid at TCD
For details of publications, see: TCD Research Support System, Dr.Brian Cogh lan


Grid-Ireland

Grid-Ireland is the national computational grid for Ireland. It was created in 1999 as a joint effort between the Computer Architecture and Grid Research Group from Trinity College Dublin, the Dept.Computer Science, University College Cork and the Information Technology Centre, National University of Ireland Galway. It was conceived and continues to function in an inclusive fashion to enable other national sites to become involved. Currently 18 third level Irish institutions are members of Grid-Ireland. For details of the Grid-Ireland OpsCentre, see: Grid-Ireland OpsCentre, MAY-07. For details of current operations activity, see: SA1 Partner Activity Review, APR-07
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Grid-Ireland Operations Centre

The Grid-Ireland Operations Centre (OpsCentre) at TCD manages Grid-Ireland on behalf of the Irish grid community. It is also the Irish Regional Operations Centre (ROC) for EGEE. Initial funding was via Enterprise Ireland Strategic Research Grant ST/2000/099.

SCI-BUS

SCI-BUS is an EU proposal currently (circa March, 2011) before the EU Commission.

Mantychore

Mantychore , IP Networks as a Service. This project started in October, 2010.

StratusLab

StratusLab , with the aim of enhancing grid infrastructures with virtualization and cloud technologies. This project started in June, 2010.

EMI

EMI is the European Middleware Initiative. This project started in May, 2010.

EGI-InSPIRE

EGI-InSPIRE , the flagship project of the European Grid Infrastructure (EGI) . This project started in May, 2010.

HELIO

HELIO , the Heliophysics Integrated Observatory. This project started in June, 2009.

e-INIS

e-INIS began with a white paper produced by a small working group consisting of Thibaut Lery, Brian Coghlan, Mike Norris and J-C Desplat. This formed the basis of a proposal to the HEA under PRTLI cycle 4 coordinated by the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, with partners ICHEC, HEAnet, Grid-Ireland, TCD, NUIG, UCC and NUIM. This project started in October, 2007.

European Interactive Grid (int.eu.grid)

The European Interactive Grid extends EGEE for interactivity. focus on real-time and interactive support. This project started in May, 2006. For details of the involvement of the Computer Architecture and Grid Research Group see Interactive European Grid (int.eu.grid) at TCD

ICEAGE

ICEAGE aims to catalyse the necessary infrastructure and skills by establishing a worldwide initiative to inspire innovative and effective Grid Education. Grid Education implies the use of education in the Grid, but also the use of the Grid in education. The term "Grid" is used in a broad sense to include computing and communications technology, working practices and policies that underpin e-Infrastructure.

EGEE

EGEE constructed the first pan-European production grid. Our role was to host the Regional Operations Centre for Ireland, and we were involved in grid security. This project involved 70 European partners, plus Russia, and the US. The project ran for 2 years beginning 1st April, 2004. The 1st EGEE conference was in UCC and the 2nd EU eInfrastructures Event was in the RIA, both in April, 2004. The follow-on project, EGEE-II, involved 91 European partners, plus Russia, and the US (and 50+ unfunded partners). The project ran for 2 years and 1 month beginning 1st April, 2006. The final follow-on project, EGEE-III, involves 42 European partners, plus Russia, and the US (and 100+ unfunded partners). The project runs for 2 years beginning 1st May, 2008. For details of the involvement of the Computer Architecture and Grid Research Group see EGEE at TCD

DataGrid

DataGrid was the premier European grid project. I was involved with its WP3 (Performance and Information and WP6 (Testbeds) workpackages, as well as the European security group that evolved from DataGrid. For details of the involvement of the Computer Architecture and Grid Research Group see DataGrid at TCD

CrossGrid

CrossGrid extends DataGrid to another eleven countries, with a research focus on real-time and interactive support. This project started in March, 2002. For details of the involvement of the Computer Architecture and Grid Research Group see CrossGrid at TCD

WebCom-G

WebCom-G is a joint effort between the Computer Architecture and Grid Research Group from Trinity College Dublin, the Dept.Computer Science, University College Cork and the Information Technology Centre, National University of Ireland Galway, to create a condensed graph grid engine that exploits laziness and speculation and is compatible with and uses traditional grids. Funding is from Science Foundation Ireland (SFI). For details of the involvement of the Computer Architecture and Grid Research Group see WebCom-G at TCD

CosmoGrid

The first Virtual Organization in Ireland is Grid-enabled Computational Physics of Natural Phenomena, or CosmoGrid for short. It is led by DIAS (Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies) - the other partners are DCU, NUIG, UCD, HEAnet, Met Eireann, Armagh Observatory, and Grid-Ireland. For details of the involvement of the Computer Architecture and Grid Research Group see CosmoGrid at TCD

Global Grid Forum

I am a member of the Performance Working Group of the Global Grid Forum.


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