European Middleware Initiative (EMI)

Title: European Middleware Initiative (EMI)

Funding: Seventh Framework Programme

Start date: May 2010 

End date: April 201

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The EMI brings together the major European middleware providers to deliver a consolidated set of services to provide the European and global research communities with unprecedented computing power. EMI components are deployed in the European Distributed Computing Infrastructures, in particular EGI and PRACE. The project aims to extend the interoperability between grids and other computing infrastructures, strengthen the reliability of services, and solidify a model of comprehensive middleware services for all user communities. EMI aims to lower the technological barriers still preventing resource owners from federating resources, and research communities from using grids as a commodity tool in their activities. It focuses on improving usability and accessibility for scientific users and interoperability and manageability for service providers.