Towards a truly global Grid: All you need are standards

OMII-Europe is an EU-funded project which has been established to source key software components that can interoperate across several heterogeneous Grid middleware platforms. OMII-Europe endorses both the use of open standards and open source. OMII-Europe has chosen particular open standards for the Grid that it believes are essential to interoperability across global resources.

The emphasis is on the re-engineering of software components rather than on the development of new technology. OMII-Europe will develop a repository of quality-assured Grid services running on these existing major Grid infrastructures. The OMII-Europe goals are interoperability, quality-assurance and to establish itself as an impartial broker, giving advice on heterogeneous Grid solutions.

The work involves a set of 16 established partners from Europe, the USA and China. See the list of publications (on the downloads page) for information about OMII-Europe and technical documents produced by the project participants. For additional information, please contact us.


News and events

  • Seminar organised by the John von Neumann Institute for Computing (NIC)

    22nd January 2008, Forschungszentrum Juelich (FZJ), Germany
    Vinod Kasam, from the WISDOM project, will be giving a seminar about the work done by the WISDOM project to combat malaria and how Grid computing significantly assists their research. WISDOM is one of the projects where the interoperable software components from OMII-Europe can play a beneficial role. An abstract for the talk can be found here.
    More about the WISDOM project

  • *Training in OGF standards*

    OMII-Europe now offers training in OGF standards. So, if you want to learn more about how to adopt OGF standards, or if you are a project wanting to liaise with OGF standards, you can come to us. Contact our training team for more information (

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