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Pepper’s Ghost Productions Grid (PGPGrid)



In the commercial world an increasing number of projects are being undertaken by consortia of companies who come together for the lifetime of a contract and then break up on successful completion of the work. This form of working is commonplace in, for instance, the construction and aerospace industries, but also in the media industries (film, television etc). Such examples of collaborative working are called Virtual Organisations (VOs) in the computer science and Grid communities. In addition to providing seamless access to a pool of computing and data resources, the Grid has been widely identified as providing a core platform for the establishment of VOs for industry and commerce. This project proposes to explore the use of the Grid for this purpose. It brings together three complimentary but very different organisations: Pepper’s Ghost Ltd (a computer generated animation company), the 3D-Matic Lab at The University of Glasgow (part of the Imaging Faraday Partnership and expert in 3D processing technology) and EPCC at The University of Edinburgh (Europe’s leading high performance computing centre). The NeSC is represented in this proposal by both EPCC and the 3D-Matic Lab.

Maturity: Initial Research
Region: UK
Type: Centre Industrial
Grant Value: £112,500.00
Start Date: Not specified
End Date: Not specified
Project Status: completed
Funding Agency: DTI

Project Members
Dr Paul Cockshott (Local)

Collaborating Organisations
Department of Computing Science (University of Glasgow)
EPCC (University of Edinburgh)
Pepper's Ghost Productions

Component(s) Project Develops
This project is not associated with any components at present.

Application Area(s) associated with Project
This project is not associated with any application areas at present.


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