SC Online reports that Enabling Grids for E-sciencE (EGEE) has submitted its plan for the third phase of its development to the European Commission.
EGEE-III builds upon progress made by EGEE-II, reported to be Europe’s largest production Grid.
The EGEE-III proposal has two overall goals. Firstly, to move European Grids from a project, funded for a limited time, to a sustainable infrastructure. Plans for this are based around the idea of National Grid Initiatives, which will manage long-term infrastructures in their country and federate them to a Europe-wide Grid. Secondly, EGEE-III will continue to provide a production Grid for European science, expanding it to include more computing resources, new communities and making it simpler to use.