EDGI (European Desktop Grid Initiative) is a project managed by the EDGI consortium and supported by the FP7 Capacities Programme.
EDGI develops middleware that consolidates the results achieved in the EDGeS project concerning the extension of Service Grids with Desktop Grids (DGs) in order to support European Grid Initiative (EGI) and National Grid Initiative user communities that are heavy users of Distributed Computing Infrastructures (DCIs) and require an extremely large number of CPUs and cores. EDGI is moving beyond existing DCIs that are typically cluster Grids and supercomputer Grids, and extends them with public and institutional Desktop Grids and Clouds. EDGI integrates software components of ARC, gLite, UNICORE, BOINC, XtremWeb-HEP, 3G Bridge, and Cloud middleware into Service/Cluster Grid-Desktop Grid-Cloud platforms for service provision and as a result EDGI extends ARC, gLite and Unicore Grids with volunteer and institutional Desktop Grid systems.
More information is available at the EDGI website.