The current size of the Desktop Grids connected to the EDGeS Bridges is about 80.000 processors - about equal to the EGEE number - and growing fast. Connected Desktop Grids include SZTAKI Desktop Grid, AlmereGrid and a local Desktop Grid at the University of Westminster in London.
The EDGeS Bridge works in two directions: work can be sent from Desktop Grids to EGEE. This was shown in production at OGF25/EGEE in Catania that is held this week in Catania, Italy. The other direction, sending jobs from EGEE to Desktop Grids is currently in test phase, expecting to be in production within two months.
EDGeS provides a production Grid infrastructure and a test/development infrastructure for scientific users.
n addition to the tutorial, EDGeS co-organised a joint user forum session with EGEE on Thursday and presented at the newly formed Production Grid Infrastructure working group of OGF. The user forum session focused around application and usage of Grids and standardisation. By using OGF standards, EDGeS assures it can work together with all types of Grids. There is already a large port folio of applications ported to EDGeS' connected Grids.
At the Forum session IberCivis did present a Spanish public Desktop Grid and AlmereGrid did show that also a town can be turned into a Grid allowing citizens to give science a helping held.
More information is available on the EDGeS website at http://edges-grid.eu