The main objective of the Business Experiments in Grid (BEinGRID) project, which has recently been selected for funding by the European Commissionâ€™s Grid Technologies F2 Unit, is to foster the adoption of the so-called Next Generation Grid technologies by the realization of several business experiments and the creation of a toolset repository of Grid middleware upper layers.
BEinGRID undertakes 25 targeted business experiment pilots designed to implement and deploy Grid solutions in a broad spectrum of European business sectors (entertainment, financial, industrial, chemistry, gaming, retail, textile, etc).
Eighteen business experiments were conducted in the initial stage of the project with a second wave of seven new business experiments which started in May 2008. Secondly, a toolset repository of Grid service components and best practise has been created to support European businesses that wish to take-up the Grid. To minimise redevelopment of components, BEinGRID deploys innovative Grid solutions using existing Grid components from across the European Union and beyond.
Type of project: Integrated Project
Project co-ordinator: Santi Ristol, ATOS Origin
Project start date: June 1, 2006
Duration: 42 months
EU contribution: 15.7 M euros