By the end of April, Bucharest was the host of the international
seminary on "Romanian potential for GRID activities and network
distributed computing", an event organized by the IT&C and
the Ministry of Education. During this seminary, the coordinates of
near future actions in the GRID project development in Romania were
These discussions will lead to the forming of a new consortium, to consist
of research institutes, universities and private companies, meant to co-ordinate
the ROGRID project within the national program INFOSOC.
ROGRID will receive governmental funds, but the administrating consortium
will also search for alternate financing, needed for the system's well
functioning. By initiating ROGRID, Romania will become a member of the
international GRID project, the backbone of the future generation Internet,
allowing optimal use of knowledge and available resources worldwide.
The GRID system applies the concept of network distributed computing,
starting from the simultaneous use of a large number of computers, working
together to solve the same problem, a process involving huge volumes of
data and fast processing. The GRID systems make possible fast processing,
making way for the transition to a new level of performance and research.
GRID will be eventually able to use 62.5 million computers on all continents,
in order to solve a single problem.