DEISA: Distributed European Infrastructure for Supercomputing Applications

DEISA (Distributed European Infrastructure for Supercomputing Applications) was a consortium of leading national supercomputing centres in Europe aiming to jointly build and operate a distributed terascale supercomputing facility using modern Grid technologies.

The resulting infrastructure was unmatched worldwide in its heterogeneity and complexity. Built on top of national services it enabled the operation of a powerful supercomputing Grid and facilitated Europe's ability to undertake world-leading computational science research. DEISA provided services to single projects as well as virtual European communities.

EPCC played a full and active role in the project. In addition to coordinating the DEISA Extreme Computing Initiative, EPCC led the benchmarking, provided training and worked in collaboration with the partners to evaluate and integrate new technologies, to operate the infrastructure and provide applications support to users.

DEISA ended in 2011. Its mission completed, services have been handed over to PRACE.