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The RealityGrid - a tool for investigating condensed matter & materials



We plan to construct a Grid test-bed to enable the realistic modelling of complex condensed matter systems at the molecular and mesocale levels, and for the discovery of new materials. High performance computing and visualisation are critical to this test-bed: they provide a synthetic environment for modelling to be compared and integrated with the reality provided by experimental data; we will provide Grid hardware and middleware that will allow these to be coupled in an environment optimised for scientific discovery. RealityGrid involves active collaboration with industry: AVS, SGI and Fujitsu on the underpinning computational issues, Schlumberger and the Edward Jenner Institute for Vaccine Research on end-user scientific applications in the conjunction of modelling, simulation, informatics and experimental research.

Maturity: Initial Research
Region: UK
Type: Pilot
Grant Value: £3,441,471.00
Start Date: 01/02/2002
End Date: 30/06/2005
Project Status: completed
Funding Agency: EPSRC

Project Members
Prof Michael Cates (Local)
Prof Peter Coveney

Collaborating Organisations
Advanced Visual Technology Ltd.
CSC Computer Sciences Ltd.
Edward Jenner Institute for Vaccine research
EPCC (University of Edinburgh)
Fujitsu European Centre for Information Technology Ltd.
Imperial College London
Loughborough University
School of Physics (University of Edinburgh)
Silicon Graphics Ltd.
University of London
University of Manchester
University of Oxford

Component(s) Project Develops
Application Services
Collaboration Toolkits
Grid Computational Services
Virtual or Immersive Environment Services
Visualisation Services

Application Area(s) associated with Project
Engineering & Physical


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