Last update: Feb 21, 2000
GRID WORKSHOP and GRID TUTORIAL
INVITATION TO TAKE PART TO 1 DAY GRID WORKSHOP and GRID TUTORIAL IMMEDIATELY AFTER CHEP 2000 : SATURDAY 12 FEB and SUNDAY 13 FEB
If you wish to partecipate, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org specifing one of the following subject:
Computational Grids have been proposed to fundamentally change how computing is presently conceived allowing to many sites to be connected together to create an universal resource of computing power, with an uniform and dependable interface to many different resources (CPUs, databases, etc...), and with the possibility to "plug-in" from anywhere.
Since with this new computing model it should be possible to increase the demand-driven access to computational power, to increase the utilization of idle resources, to increase the sharing of computational results, to introduce new problem-solving techniques and tools, more and more scientific research comunities are adopting the GRID technology for their computational needs.
The high energy and nuclear physics environment is clearly one of the scientific disciplines that can exploit the characteristics of computational grids, in order to meet his complex and challenging requirements: large and world wide distributed communities of researchers that need to access and analyze large volumes of data, relying upon computing and storage resources geographically distributed as well.
A computational grid, capable to offer to all users a pervasive, consistent, dependable and inexpensive access to computational resources doesn't exist yet, but the essential building blocks from which this hardware and software infrastructure will be constructed are already, or will be in place in future. In any case major technical challenges must be overcome before computational grids can be widely deployed and used.Since many experts and many persons from all over the world interested in these kinds of problems will be in Padova for CHEP 2000, it has been decided to held Saturday 12 of February a 1 day workshop on Grid technologies, status, perspectives, projects, etc...
The Workshop will be followed on Sunday 13 by 1 day Grid tutorial given by Ian Foster (and Karl Kesselmann to be confirmed) where computational grids will be introduced and it will be possible to better understand what is a grid, and why this computing model can be suitable and viable for HENP needs.
The workshop will offer a unique opportunity to understand the development of the Grid related projects in US and Europe. A state of the art on the various grid branches will be presented, to have a summary of where we are, and where we need to go to develop "real" computational grids.
R&D projects on grid in the High Energy and Nuclear Physics environment are already in place, or will soon start, in the US and in the European Community. A description of these projects will be presented: motivations, plans, status and results, if any.
The workshop will end with a general discussion. One interesting point of discussion will be the possible relationships between the various projects and groups, in order to facilitate contacts and interchanges.
Is it suitable to implement a world wide HEP testbed ? Which applications could be used as use-cases ? Which tools and services should be used as basic grid infrastructure ?
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