According to the web site
www.research-councils.ac.uk/escience/, e-Science will refer to the large scale science that will
increasingly be carried out through distributed global collaborations
enabled by the Internet. Typically, a feature of such collaborative
scientific enterprises is that they will require access to very
large data collections, very large scale computing resources and
high performance visualisation back to the individual user scientists.
The Cambridge eScience Centre
The Cambridge eScience Centre has a remit from the DTI to
promote e-Science research in East Anglia.
It is part of a national network connected
through SuperJanet. It offers access to major supercomputer
facilities, using a package of Grid software based on the Globus
standard. It employs staff to give technical support.
The projects that it supports must have a matching
level of funds from industrial sources.
The main objectives of the Centre are:
To support e-Science projects involving scientists and industry in
the Cambridge region.
To enable new scientific advances by using Grid-enabled
applications to tackle Terascale problems.
To develop new generic Grid-based tools for massive data
handling, high-perfomance computing and visualisation applications on
wide area networks.
The Centre supports a wide range of projects including:
Developing a university-wide computational grid.
Telemedicine on the Grid
capability of Grid technology to support
for the review of cancer diagnoses and treatment.
Exploiting modern methods of
information management to discover new molecular information.
Call for early
Electromagnetic Scattering from Aircraft
Visualising complex 3D EM data.
Enabling UK cosmologists to make world class contributions
from observation of the cosmic microwave sky.
Distance CFD Supercomputing for Industry
Understanding turbulent flow patterns in complex systems like gas
turbines and aero engines.
A program for long-term research into Grid
Open standards for clincal cancer informatics.
A light-weight Grid services toolkit and applications.
The Centre is also one of the sites providing support and infrastructure
for the UK e-Science GridMon project.
GridMon is a UK e-Science project whose intention is to establish and maintain
a "best of breed" infrastructure for e-Science and Grid oriented network
GridMon web site for more information, or click
here to use GridMon at Cambridge.