|Monday, March 2|
|9:00 am - 10:30 am|
Introducing Desktop Grids and integration with Service Grids such as EGEE
Ad Emmen, Peter Kacsuk
Grids? Clouds? Computer infrastructure on-demand! Computers grow older while you watch them Each second you do not use your computer is a second lost forever. You cannot "save" hard disk space for later if you do not use it. A computer at home or in the office, costs money and uses energy.
On the other hand - do not have enough computer power or disk space - when you need it, can be just as bad. Suppose you are a small company and you just did introduce a new computer based service that does extremely well beyond all expectations and you get thousands of new customers all accessing your system that is too small to handle it. By the time you ordered and installed new computers, your customers are already gone, disappointed with your service.
But advanced computing techniques, with exotic names as Grid computing and Cloud computing now enable a computer infrastructure on-demand. This can be applied in science and industry.
This tutorial focuses on Desktop Grid computing put in context of computer infrastructure on-demand. The concepts and most important software projects will be described, including BOINC, XtremWeb and EDGeS. Comparisons with commercial Desktop Grid software, such as GridMP, LSF Desktop, will be made.
It will be shown how Desktop Grids works and how a BOINC Grid and an XtremWeb Grid can be set up.
Desktop Grids will be compared to Service Grids, such as EGEE, and an introduction will be given into the EDGeS Grid infrastructure that connects both types of Grids with Bridges. The tutorial will explain what to do if you want to extend an EGEE VO with volunteer or local Desktop Grids or you want to connect your Desktop Grid to EGEE in order to get resources from EGEE.
Persons considering setting up a Desktop Grid, or using it for applications. Grid experts that are new to Desktop Grids. Representatives of EGEE VO communities that would like to extend their EGEE resources with connected Desktop Grids. Representatives of Desktop Grids who would like to connect their Desktop Grid to EGEE via the EDGeS infrastructure.
Ad Emmen CV: Ad Emmen studied physics at the university of Nijmegen. He has been active in Hihg-performance computing, and later Grid computing for more than 25 years. Currently he is director of AlmereGrid, the first cityGrid in the world, and has extensive knowledge of operating Desktop Grids, using BOINC, XtremWeb and LSF Desktop technology. He is involved in the EDGeS project (http://EDGeS-grid.eu). Ad Emmen is Member of the Board of Gridforum Netherlands. He is editor of EnterTheGrid Primeur magazine, and Virtual Medical Worlds Magazine. Apart from HPC and Grids, he is also interested in XML technology and knowledge management. He developed the knowledge base on European e-Infrastructures for the e-IRGSP(2) project. http://AlmereGrid.nl http://EDGeS-grid.eu http://knowledgebase.e-irg.eu Peter Kacsuk CV: Peter KACSUK is the Head of the Laboratory of Parallel and Distributed Systems in MTA SZTAKI Computer and Automation Research Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. He received his MSc and university doctorate degrees from the Technical University of Budapest in 1976 and 1984, respectively. He received the kandidat degree (equivalent to PhD) from the Hungarian Academy in 1989. He habilitated at the University of Vienna in 1997. He recieved his professor title from the Hungarian President in 1999 and the Doctor of Academy degree (DSc) from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in 2001. He has been a part-time full professor at the Cavendish School of Computer Science of the University of Westminster and the Eötvös Lóránd University of Science Budapest since 2001. He has published two books, two lecture notes and more than 200 scientific papers on parallel computer architectures, parallel software engineering and Grid computing. He is co-editor-in-chief of the Journal of Grid Computing published by Springer. He is the coordinator of the EDGeS project. http://www.lpds.sztaki.hu/index.php?menu=about&submenu=staff&&load=staff.php http://www.cpc.wmin.ac.uk/cpcsite/index.php/Staff
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