EGEE project officially started on April 1st after the successful
completion of the contractual requirements.
The ambitious technical programme of work started
as planned, made possible by the preparatory work by all partners
before the project began. The greatest technical challenges are
the extension of the existing production grid service (established
by the LCG project using the
LCG-2 middleware) to support more resource centres and non-physics
applications, while in parallel designing a new set of middleware,
re-engineered to provide higher production quality and developed
using a distributed development model.
Additional complexities are being addressed to ensure the grid service
integrates smoothly with national and regional grid initiatives.