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EGEE Tutorial: Introduction to Grids

March 8-9, 2006, 9:00-18:00
University of Cyprus (New Campus)
Nicosia, Cyprus

The Department of Computer Science of the University of Cyprus and the Greek Research and Technology Network (GRNET) co-organized a two-day training seminar on "EGEE: Introduction to Grids." The seminar was held at the University of Cyprus on March 8-9, 2006, and was organized under the auspices of EGEE and CyGrid.

EGEE ("Enabling Grids for E-sciencE") is a project funded by the European Union with the aim of establishing a world-wide Grid infrastructure that will provide the scientific community with access to distributed computational resources of an unparalleled power. Currently, the EGEE infrastructure hosts more than 180 sites, 17000 processors, 5 petabytes of storage, and supports the collaboration of over 50 scientific communities in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Engineering, and Medicine. CyGrid is an initiative seeking to promote the uptake of Grid technologies in Cyprus; CyGrid has established and operates the Cypriot node of the EGEE and other Grid testbeds, such as CrossGrid and PlanetLab.

The seminar was intended for students, researchers, programmers and system administrators who wished to get hands-on experience with the services provided by the EGEE infrastructure. Seminar attendees received security certificates issued by the CyGrid Certification Authority; these certificates were required for gaining access to the EGEE infrastructure and for membership to the South-Eastern Europe Virtual Organization.

Seminar topics included:

  • Introduction to Grid systems
  • Grid systems and e-Science
  • Presentation of the EGEE project and CyGrid
  • Presentation on the EGEE infrastructure and middleware
  • Hands-on exercises for submitting jobs to the Grid
  • Introduction to Grid development
  • Introduction to Grid administration

The seminar was free of charge but limited to a small number of attendees who needed to pre-register. Registration was closed because of maximum number of participants reached.

View the presentations given for the seminar.

View the photos from the seminar.