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Turkish National Grid Infrastructure

The TUGA (Turkish National Grid Infrastructure) project, supported by TÜBİTAK TARAL, aims to establish national grid infrastructure by establishing high performance computer centers within universities. For this purpose, cluster computer structures shall be provided and placed in designated centers and combined under grid structure. In order to be able to follow scientific development and adapt to the studies, more and more complex systems need to be reviewed. Since such studies require high processing speed, memory and storage capacity, high performance computer centers should be established and access should be provided to academicians. Turkey should take place within the European grid initiative providing parallel processing power and information sharing to have a say in the academic world. The work for the establishment of a national grid structure and integration to the European grid structure are carried out by TÜBİTAK ULAKBİM.

Researchers in Turkey obtain powerful computers with a variety of project support resources to achieve the processing power required by the competitive research environment. ULAKBİM shall ensure the efficient use of these resources with national grid infrastructure, which is relatively inadequate when compared to similar sources in the international science environment. A national grid infrastructure will be a gateway to other grid structures, mainly European grid structures and thus, will provide an enormous computing resource for the researcher community in Turkey.

Objectives of the Project:

  • Establishing and operating the TR-Grid national grid infrastructure.

  • Opening user accounts and providing support in system usage.

  • Ensuring the development of national and regional grid applications.

  • Training the grid users and system administrators.

  • Forming grid awareness and expanding the grid community by organizing workshops and meetings.

  • Ensuring the organization of TR-Grid National Grid Initiative with participants from universities, industries and the public.

  • Participating in international grid projects and supporting participation.