Project preview

Project preview

  • Full project name: Remote Instrumentation in Next-generation Grids
  • Type of project: SSA
  • Project start date: October 1st, 2006
  • Project duration: 18 months
  • Number of partners: 12 (incl. two consortia: Italy and Latin America) from 11 countries (Poland, Austria, Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, Mexico, Uruguay, Chile, Brazil, Italy, United Kingdom)
  • Coordinator: PSNC
  • RINGrid discussion list



  • Identification of instruments and user communities, definition of requirements
  • Synergy between remote instrumentation and next-generation high-speed communications networks and grid infrastructures
  • Trend analysis and recommendations for designing next-generation remote instrumentation services
  • Promoting egalitarian access to european e-Infrastructure opportunities
  • Dissemination of project results to scientific and business groups of users


  • Interactive access to equipment is under special attention in this project


Validation of the project results will base on the following testbed implementations:


  • RINGrid provides an architecture which integrates instrumentations with eInfrastructure:
    • encompasses the current state of art, near future technology
    • conceptual design  of missing architectural ‘pieces’
    • supported by Grid environment
  • Prototyping and validation is foreseen in the last phase – 4Q2007/1Q2008
  • RINGrid is looking for collaboration in terms of interactivity and joint effort in GGF
  • Project life time: Oct. 2006 – March 2008