Application Areas

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In this section we give an overview of the application areas that are served by Grid infrastructures, along with a list of NGIs involved in each area, related projects and Virtual Organisations.

The categorisation of application areas is somewhat of a challenge. In the NGI survey of early 2007, we identified roughly 22 areas, of which 4 were given as multiple-choice options in the survey (plus one option was given for application independent services), and the rest were write-ins.

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[edit] Survey Results

In the graph below, the darker blue represents selections of the multiple-choice options provided, while the lighter blue denotes write-ins in the optional field.

What application areas does your NGI serve?
 
High Energy Physics 17
 
Bioinformatics 13
 
Chemistry 12
 
Earth Sciences 9
 
Application Independent / All Applications 8
 
Astronomy, Cosmology, Astrophysics, Space Research 6
 
(Bio)medicine, Health Sciences 3
 
Fusion 2
 
Graphic Modeling; Modeling, Simulation & Optimisation 2
 
Optimisation of Traffic Routing 1
 
Geophysics 1
 
Physics of Natural Phenomena, Marine Science 1
 
Energy 1
 
Computational Mechanics 1
 
Virtual laboratory – Support for labour equipment 1
 
Engineering 1
 
Materials 1
 
Nanotechnology 1
 
Robotics 1
 
Knowledge Representation 1
 
Web Search Engine 1
 
Humanities 1

[edit] High Energy Physics

Main article: High Energy Physics

Not surprisingly, HEP is the most popular application area with 17 NGIs (or their related projects) serving this field of research, viz.: Austria, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Sweden, and the Ukraine.

HEP also has a large number of Virtual Organisations.

[edit] Bioinformatics and Health Sciences

Main article: Bioinformatics and Health Sciences

At least 14 NGIs are involved in the area of Bioinformatics, namely Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Finland, France, Germany, Israel, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Sweden, and the Ukraine. In addition, the Czech Republic, Israel and Turkey have biomedicine and health science applications.


[edit] Chemistry

Main article: Chemistry

The NGIs which support applications in this area are: Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Sweden, and the Ukraine.


[edit] Earth Sciences

The NGIs which support applications in this area are: Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Finland, France, Germany, Lithuania, Portugal, Russia, Turkey, and the Ukraine.

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