GridLab Project

Dissemination and Further Plans

Dissemination and Further Plans

Collaboration Contract between the University of Reading and MTA SZTAKI

Goal of the Contract: To jointly develop the collaborative version of the P-GRADE portal. The Mercury Monitoring System will be a key component providing application monitoring for the workflow applications managed by the portal.

Contract between MATAV and MTA SZTAKI

MATAV, the largest Hungarian telco, has been showing significant interest in Grid technology since April 2004. They contracted SZTAKI to create a MATAV Grid prototype system by the end of 2004. Mercury is a part of the installed system.

Co-operation between ComGenex/ComGrid and MTA SZTAKI

ComGenex, a biotechnology company, is also interested in applying Grid technology to support their drug discovery technologies. Together with MTA SZTAKI they submitted a R&D proposal to the NKTH funding body in 2004. Recently, the proposal has been accepted and the partners are taking into consideration to deploy Mercury.

Hungarian adaptation and further development of the European e-infrastructure

A new inisiative of Hungarian Grid Competence Center

The goal of the project is the creation and development of an extensive national compute and data storage resource that conforms into the broad European Research and Infrastructure Development processes, satisfies regional and human equal opportunities plans, and provides high-standard innovative and competitive tools to a broad range of scientists or their interested business-area partners. The long-term purpose of the project on one hand is to increase the mental capital magnification capability of the national infrastructure, on the other hand to work out the fundamentals of the Hungarian resource market.

Mercury is going to provide the monitoring infrastructure required by the project.

Hungarian Meteorological Service Air Pollution Forecast

The main aim of the national research project funded by the Hungarian Ministry of Education, ‘Chemistry Grid and its application for air pollution forecast’, was the investigation of the feasible applications of Grid technology in computational chemistry from practical aspects; e.g. prevention of the harmful effects of high-level ozone concentration.

Mercury was used for developing and tuning the parallel application for calculating the coupled Eulerian photochemical reaction–transport model and a detailed ozone dry deposition model used for the investigation of ozone fluxes over Hungary.


HunGrid is a Hungarian Virtual Organization established within the EGEE project. Besides the EGEE Middleware HunGrid also utilizes other components like the P-GRADE Grid portal and the Mercury Monitoring System. The P-GRADE Grid Portal works out the web-based entry point of HunGrid, through which one can use HunGrid without the need of learning long and difficult commands. The portal allows the users to easily create and run complex workflow applications on HunGrid. With the help of Mercury Grid the realization of monitoring parallel Grid applications at process-level comes true.


SEE-GRID aims to provide specific support actions to assist the participation of South-East European states to the pan-European and worldwide Grid initiatives by establishing a seamless and iteroperable pilot-Grid infrastructure that will expand and support the European Research Area in the region.

SEE-GRID uses the P-GRADE Grid portal that in turn depends on Mercury to provide application monitoring support.


The CoreGRID project aims to design and develop among other middleware components a robust and highly interoperable grid monitoring solution. Mercury will provide a starting point for both the architecture design and the prototype implementation. Based on the experience and requirements of a large number of partners spread over all Europe, Mercury will be extended to satisfy these requirements and to become a solid background for any future grid system.