The Polish Grid Infrastructure

The Polish Grid Infrastructure (NGI) has been built within the PL-Grid project (2009-2012) to provide the Polish scientific community with an IT platform based on computer clusters, enabling research in various domains of e-Science. The infrastructure supports scientific investigations by integrating experimental data and results of advanced computer simulations carried out by geographically distributed research teams.


PL-Grid infrastructure enables Polish scientists carrying out scientific research based on the simulations and large-scale calculations using the computing clusters as well as provides convenient access to distributed computing resources.


Since March 2010 Polish Grid Infrastructure has been a part of a pan-European infrastructure built in the framework of the EGI (European Grid Initiative), which aims to integrate the national Grid infrastructures into a single, sustainable, production infrastructure. PL-Grid infrastructure is both compatible and interoperable with existing European and worldwide Grid frameworks.


Creation of the PL-Grid Infrastructure not only extended the amount of computational resources provided to the Polish scientific community by over 230 TFlops of computing power and more than 3600 TB of storage space, but – more importantly – facilitated effective use of these resources by providing innovative grid services and end-user tools, as well as continuous technical support.


To support grid users and administrators, the set of advanced tools and services has been developed, which could be used e.g. to organization of computational experiments, visualization of applications' results and grid resources management. The end user, or the application developer, can use these modern tools, which will make the complexity of the e-infrastructure transparent.

Scheduled start date: 2009-01-01
Scheduled finish date: 2011-12-31
Status: completed

Mirosław Kupczyk; Tomasz Piontek
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We can officially announce a big success of QosCosGrid that is joining to EGI Unified Middleware Distribution (UMD). The UMD is a software repository for grid middleware systems and can be seen as Apple App Store or Android Market.

246 teraflops
Two innovative computing systems, installed late last year at Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center (PSNC),  have recently been made available for the Polish scientific community.
Briefly about the main challenges, projects and events, which PSNC will face in 2012.
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