General description

CyGrid was initiated by the High Performance Computing systems Laboratory
(HPCL) at the University of Cyprus during the year 2001-2002. The CyGrid
initiative, aims at establishing a contact point for local scientific community users
who are interested in Grid computing by promoting the technology and
encouraging both academic and industrial researchers to become familiar with it.
Once the potential benefits of the technology are realised, academic/industrial
researchers can experience the benefits from deploying their applications on the
CyGrid testbed and beyond. Cygrid support and provides knowledge to
organizations that are interested to establish new resource centers. In 2007, the
University of Cyprus and the University of Nicosia together with the Cyprus
Research & Academic Network CyNET and the Ministry of Health signed a
Memorandum of Understanding with the intention of providing a framework for
research and academic cooperation, aiming at the enhancement of the existing
infrastructure in Cyprus.
To assist in the enhancement of the local infrastructure and enable researchers to
safely use the Grid, CyGrid has established two Resource Centers, hosted in the
University of Cyprus and in the University of Nicosia (former Intercollege), and
connected to the European Grid Infrastructure of EGEE.
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