Technical Information

Grid Observatory

The goal of the Grid Observatory cluster is to develop a scientific view of the dynamics of grid behavior and usage. The Grid Observatory will make available traces of users and middleware activity on the grid for study by computer scientists, based on the existing extensive monitoring facilities. These data will excite researchers in both the grid and machine learning areas and improve the connection between the EGEE project and computer science, with a specific impact sought to the emerging field of autonomic computing.

Modeling the dynamics of both the grid and the user community will contribute to a better understanding of the areas of dimensioning and capacity planning, to performance evaluation, and to the design of self-regulation and maintenance functionalities such as real-time fault diagnosis Eventually, the improved understanding of grid activity may improve the reliability, stability, and performance of the grid itself.

The Grid Observatory portal is open.  Please contact us for further information on the Grid Observatory or to participate.