Dr Ian Bird (CERN)
The EGEE grid infrastructure has grown over the 42 months of EGEE and EGEE-II from around 40 sites to over 250. It is now in daily use on a significant scale with continuous workloads of over 100,000 jobs per day, and is acting as the primary source of computing and storage for several application communities. Although this growth has been impressive, with the LHC coming on-line less than a year from now the scale of resources and workload is still expected to increase dramatically. This talk will summarise the progress that has been made in building this production infrastructure, and discuss the major challenges still to be faced both in the near future and in the longer term.