OurGrid is a middleware for supporting peer-to-peer grid constructions capable of running parallel applications of the kind "bag-of-tasks”. This project was launched back in 2002 with the support of Hewlett-Packard. Visit our project’s site for more information.
The GISELA Project (Grid Initiatives for e-Science virtual communities in Europe and Latin America) aims at: i) implementing the Latin American Grid Initiative (LGI) sustainability model rooted on National Grid Initiatives (NGI) or Equivalent Domestic Grid Structures (EDGS), in association with CLARA , Latin American NRENs and collaborating with the European Grid Initiative (EGI); and ii) providing Virtual Research Communities (VRCs) with the e-Infrastructure and Application-related Services required to improve the effectiveness of their research. The Project encompasses 19 Partners from 15 countries in Europe and Latin America. LSD leads the activities in the Work Package 6 and takes part in the activities developed other Work Packages. More details can be found at the project's Web site.
This project, financed by PETROBRÁS with the co-participation of the Fluminense Federal University and the Federal Technological University of Parana, aims at the development of technology for the solution of complex problems by employing multi-agents whose purpose is to solve logistic integrated planning problems in a multi-agent environment for the oil and gas industry.
SegHidro is a project sponsored by the Brazilian Ministry of Science and Technology. SegHidro seeks to develop new technologies for promoting the sharing of computer resources, data and expertise among the agents involved in water resources management. Several applications used in water resources management are being developed experimentally. More details can be obtained from our project’s site.
The EELA-2 project (an E-science grid facility for Europe and Latin-America) is co-financed by the European Commission, and it focuses on establishing grid infrastructures to be shared by 9 Latin America countries and 5 European countries. An outstanding feature of these infrastructures is the co-existence of a grid service supported by the gLite middleware along with an opportunistic peer-to-peer grid, based on the OurGrid middleware. Apart from taking part in several other activities, the LSD is responsible for the project’s JRA1 (Joint Research Activity 1). On the EELA-2 site you can find more information about the LSD participation in this project.
The EEG - (Empowering Education through Grids) was a project whose main objective was to find ways grids could leverage computer science undergraduate and graduated students by providing them with powerful computational tools capable of luring them into learning by themselves and making themto learn by practicing.
In June 2004, the HP Brazil and the UFCG started the Failure-Spotter, a research project whose purpose was to improve the state of the art in large-scale distributed systems dependability, with special attention to computer grids. As from 2006,the research in this area became part of the R&D plans of OurGrid project.
The purpose of this project, sponsored by the Petrobras, was to develop a computer system called MDTP to carry out real-time, distributed remote monitoring for the drainage system of fluids produced as a result of oil extraction so as to ensure maximum movement efficiency, cost reduction in energy consumption, pipe-line pressure reduction, and the reduction of operational flaws including environmental pollution and production losses.
The Project SP - Smart Pumping - added new features to the software platform developed in the project MDTP and, especially, deepened further questions on the simulation, the design and the operation of pumping systems in networks of oil pipelines. The new software functionalities built into the product has turned it far more flexible, broadening its scope, promoting its internationalization, as desired by the CT-PETRO and the PETROBRÁS. The Engineering issues investigated enhanced realism of the modeling of both, the physical and decisive processes, resulting in increased robustness and efficiency.