|Wednesday, May 9|
|1:30 pm - 3:00 pm|
Workshop on Auto and Aerospace Firms' Use of Grids: Enterprise Requirements
Jamil Appa, Clemens-August Thole, Robert Cohen, Stephanie Parker
Presented by the Enterprise Grid Requirements (EGR) Working Group, Enterprise Area of Open Grid Forum, and EGEE Industry Forum.
This workshop will examine issues that auto and aerospace firms need to address when they operate clusters and Grids. The workshop provides a chance for these firms to understand and discuss these issues in a forum that includes experts on Grids and cluster computing, data management, and storage.
We hope that the discussion identifies a series of best practices at auto and aerospace firms. We expect that these best practices will contribute to a more detailed discussion of the priorities that the Open Grid Forum should take in its work on standards for Grid computing.
The workshop will begin with several short presentations on generic issues of interest to the auto and aerospace firms. These presentations will be followed by a roundtable discussion of the key issues that participants want to explore in greater detail.
Hosts: There are two hosts from SIMDAT, Jamil Appa of BAE and Clemens-August Thole of Fraunhofer. Robert Cohen, Area Director, Enterprise Requirements for the Open Grid Forum, will represent OGF. Stephanie Parker will represent the EGEE Industry Forum.
The main speakers will kickoff the session and explore critical issues facing the auto and aerospace sectors. They are:
Walter Wirch from MSC
Nick Tzannetakis from LMS/Noesis
Nigel Shaw from Eurostep
One of the main results of the workshop will be a White Paper on the issues addressed during the discussion.
Takeaways: 1) A better understanding of the issues facing Grid users in autos and aerospace.
2) An opportunity to meet and discuss issues with some of the main experts in the Grid community.
3) An identification of what are the “problem points” for auto and aerospace firms in the current use of Grids.
4) An opportunity to get some idea of when and how these problem points will be addressed
5) An opportunity to obtain useful information about where Grid technology is moving
6) A chance to see what best practices are employed at firms that are using Grids.
Discussion of generic issues and problems in the use of Grids by auto and aerospace firms.
Location: Charter Suite 4