Parallel and distributed graphical processing on Grid structure of geographical and environmental data

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National research project funded by the Ministry of Education and Research by the Excelence Research Programme (2005-2008, contract 19CEEX-I03).

The primary objective of the MEDIOGRID project is to execute a pilot program focused on the real-time processing of images obtained from meteorological and resource satellites. The aim is to extract essential meteorological and environmental parameters that define the current atmospheric and terrestrial conditions.

MEDIOGRID represents an academic and research Grid network that establishes connectivity across an extensive geographical expanse. This network interlinks servers and workstations positioned at the premises of the project’s seven collaborating partners, spanning locations in Cluj-Napoca, Timisoara, and Bucharest.

The project is coordinated by the Prof.dr.eng. Dorian Gorgan, Computer Science Department, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca.

Main achievements

  • The first academic and research Grid infrastructure in Romania, based on Globus Toolkit 4 (June, 2006)
  • Include Grid nodes from Cluj-Napoca (UTCN, iQuest), Bucharest (UPB), Timisoara (UPT) and up to 150 workers (UTCN, UPB, UVT, UPT, and iQuest Technology)
  • Experiment the development and execution of applications in Earth Science domain (GreenLand, WaterLand, Minerals, and Change detection)
  • Develop and experiment the MedioGrid Platform, the first version of the gProcess Platform, supporting the development and the execution of satellite image processing over the Grid infrastructure


  • Computer Science Department, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, coordinator
  • Faculty of Geography, Babes Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca
  • iQuest Company , Cluj-Napoca
  • National Administration of Meteorology, Bucharest
  • Computer Science Department, Politehnica University of Bucharest
  • Informatics Department, West University of Timisoara
  • Computer Science Department, Politehnica University of Timisoara


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