Grid Technologies are being developed successfully in Azerbaijan
The National Research and Education Network of Azerbaijan (AzScienceNet) supports Grid development in the research institutes. The first Grid Center at the Institute of Physics has a long term cooperation with CERN and United Nations Nuclear Research Institute (International Research Center of Russia). Recently, AzScienceNet upgraded the networks infrastructure of the Grid center and gave an access to the pan-European network for research and education – GÉANT. Thanks to the EapConnect project, the Grid center which has been actively participating in the international project like Atlas of CERN, now has high-speed and reliable connectivity to the GÉANT.
AzScienceNet plans to establish a second Grid center which will use the facilities of Data Center in the Institute of Information Technology to offer grid services to more organizations. Institute of Physics will use the second Grid center for a further cooperation with CERN.