Universidade Federal de Campina Grande (UFCG), Brazilian Coordinator



UFCG coordinates the project at the Brazilian side, and leads the design and implementation of the mechanisms that will allow the federation of part of the infrastructure, as well as the exploitation of desktops in an opportunistic way, yet following a IaaS model. It also actively participates in the design and implementation of part of the programming framework; and the development of the climate change use case. In addition, UFCG contributes to dissemination activities; provides a small part of the production infrastructure; gathers interoperability requirements; and implements part of the interoperability mechanisms needed.

Partner overview

UFCG was funded in 1952. It is structured in 28 departments, and has around 18,000 students enrolled in both undergraduate and graduate courses in an encompassing set of knowledge domains. UFCG is involved in many research and development projects, many of them involving international cooperations. These R&D activities are managed by UFCG’s support agency Fundação Parque Tecnológico da Paraíba (PaqTc-PB). The Department of Computing and Systems (DSC) has 39 faculty developing research in several areas of Computer Science, including cloud and grid computing. The DSC hosts the Distributed Systems Laboratory (LSD) that concentrates most of the efforts in the area of distributed computing infrastructures applied to e-science. In particular, the following related projects have been developed with the participation of LSD researchers: OurGrid (www.ourgrid.org), SegHidro (seghidro.lsd.ufcg.edu.br), EELA-2 (www.eu-eela.eu), GISELA (www.gisela-grid.eu), and DEGISCO (degisco.eu). Currently, LSD researchers lead the consortium that develops the JiT Clouds project (redmine.lsd.ufcg.edu.br/projects/jitclouds), and is also involved
in the coordination of RNP’s GT mc2 (www.lncc.br/sinapad/projectmanager/public/projects/gt-mcc). LSD researchers are also involved with EC co-funded project SOCIETIC (www.societic-project.eu).

Contact info
Universidade Federal de Campina Grande
Rua Aprígio Veloso, 882, Bairro Universitário
Campina Grande/PB
W www.ufcg.edu.br
T (83) 2101 1000