UNICORE: Uniform Interface to Computing Resources
UNICORE is a European Grid Technology that comes with a history of more than 10 years. Originally initiated in the Supercomputing domain, today UNICORE is a general-purpose Grid technology. UNICORE offers a ready-to-run Grid system including client and server software. it makes distributed computing and data resources available in a seamless and secure way in intranets and the internet.
In its recent version, UNICORE 6 follows the latest standards from the Grid and Web Services world and offers a rich set of features to its users. UNICORE is used in Grid infrastructures of different nature and without limitations on the type of computing resources ranging from single PCs coupled together for a Campus Grid or clustersystems interconnected similar to the EGI Grid infrastructure to leadership HPC systems like the once forming the PRACE Research Infrastructure and the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE).
All UNICORE software is available as Open Source under BSD license from the UNICORE Website, while the software repository is hosted on SourceForge.
Supported by the UNICORE Forum (www.unicore.eu/forum"), the Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC) at Forschungszentrum Jülich co-ordinates the UNICORE Open Source activities and provides support for academic users of UNICORE.
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