The Computer Science Research department at Zuse Institute Berlin (ZIB) focus its research on parallel and distributed software systems.
- Grid Computing
- Integration and efficient use of the participating components, such as computational capacity, storage space and network bandwidth, despite their dynamics and heterogeneity.
- Management of distributed data in global systems.
- Usage of replication of large-volume data to decrease total network load and to achieve more efficient data access time.
- Design and development of autonomous, self-organizing and scalable systems with particular focus on Grid- and Cluster resource management software.
- Efficient execution of workflows in Grid-environments by using prediction models and reservation.
- Testing of Grid-concepts through applications from different scientific disciplines, especially from bioinformatics.
- UNICORE (BMBF,2000-2002)
- DataGrid (EU,2001-2004)
- GridLab (EU,2002-2004)
- FlowGrid (EU,2002-2004)
- CoreGrid (EU,2004-2008)
- GridCoord (EU,2004-2005)
- MetaChem-Vice-Chair (EU, 2000-2005)
- Co-founder of the EGrid forum
- Active in the Global Grid Forum
- Member of the adviosory committee for the Global Grid Forum.
- Member of Global Grid Forum Research Oversight Committee
- Co-Founder and Co-Chair for the EU COST-Inititative MetaChem and organizer of several conferences with Grid Computing theme, including: Dagstuhl 2001, CCGrid 2002, Global Grid Forum 2004 in Berlin and Dagstuhl 2004.